We were ready to get our chicks by March 8th.. our local feed store said they would be able to get all 9 of our breed picks in by then. We found out today that most won't be in until April 12th and one won't be in until May 20th. Is it better to find all of our breeds at once for getting our flock started, even if it means we won't get the breeds we really want at first? It is also possible to get 25% of our choices in on the 8th of March, another 25% of our choices in on the 15th of March. If we introduce day olds to a group of week olds, are we inviting trouble? We are going to start everyone in our coop from day 1 and using the Mother Hen Heating Pad. Uggh! Rich man problems, we know!!! We just wanted to get as close to our wish list the 1st time around as we can.