Hello! Newbie here-we have designed our coop, and would like to get our chicks soon (and will move them into it when they are ready/big enough). I live in Albuquerque, and was wondering if any of you can give me some local advice; 1)What breeds do you have/recommend?Do you get them in town or on line? 2)Good local supply,feed stores?(I've looked in yellow pages,just wondered if there is a favorite amongst you pros). 3)Our flock is just for my husband and myself. I was thinking of four birds-does this sound like a good number? 4)Any problems with the heat in the summer? 5)And now, for the wierd question...a collegue mentioned there might be a place in Las Lunas that serves as an "old chicken's home". We would never eat our friends, but have very limited space and might want to introduce new/young chickens when the girls stop laying and it woulld be great if there was such a place where they could live out their golden years. Anyone heard of this, or was he pulling my leg? Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!Thanks!!!!!!!!