Mail order chicks are expensive, too. After minimum order size and shipping, woes. Hoping one of the Old English Bantams will be broody (eventually) and we can try hatching some. Mixed reviews on whether they make good mothers, though. Silkies and cochins seem to be the champions, I think? But they look rather high maintenance.
Sammamish actually allows roosters (or at least doesn't forbid them specifically), but I fear the ire of our hundred-feet away neighbors.
I ended up getting some light brahmas from a guy in Lake Stevens. Our Brahma is sitting on 14 eggs.....soon we'll have to get her up though and make her poop! I live in. an unincorporated Snohomish County area. the rules are weird and inconsistent. Town says ok, county says not within 3O feet of dwelling or property lines....town is OK with but cautions against roosters. So for now, I'm keeping it simple.