I'm getting my first chicks shipped from MPC the middle of April. But my local feed stores are carrying them now. We were planning on getting a few easter eggers locally the week that we get the MPC chicks so they'll all be the same age. BUT I'm too excited, AND my DD's birthday is this Sunday. Would I just be asking for trouble if I got a few chicks now and then added babies in with them when they are a month old? I have a rifridgerator box that I was planning on using as the brooder, while we built the coop. I'm certain that it would be big enough to block off half of it if I needed to keep them separate...but I would have to mix them eventually. What would you do? It's SO hard to wait!