My son is interested in doing a chicken project for 4H. Has anyone done one? He wants to show a Buff Orpington. We have one but we got her as adult so she's not as friendly as they like so I was going to get a couple chicks but I know I would need to do that NOW to give her a chance to reach adult plumage. Speaking of, when does that happen? I'm finding that a lot of the hatcheries are sold out until May to be shipped. I can drive to Meyer in Polk (I'm a little over an hour away) to pick them up next week and wouldn't have to pay shipping charges. Then I could pick up a few more chicks that I want (Polish, Australorp, Barred Rock). Decisions decisions!!!