Hello, all! I am just starting out--both with raising chickens and with this forum. I wanted to ask you seasoned veterans for your advice. So. . . 1. What is one thing you wish you'd known before you started raising chickens? What is the most valuable thing you've learned? 2. Would stage should I get my chickens at? Egg/chick/pullet/etc.? 3. Any other advice for a person just starting out. I live in southern California, if that helps. Thanks bunches!