Greetings everyone, I'm new here, we don't have any chickens yet, but I've been doing some research and am looking for some help. My wife and I are looking to purchase about 25 hens, with a few Guinea Fowl mixed in (we have a horrible tick problem), and I've been researching different hatcheries. I was interested in Country Hatchery in Oklahoma, but I believe I read somewhere on this forum that they're not in business anymore. Is that true? They don't have the selection like some hatcheries do, but I like the fact that they're a smaller operation and they "do everything as chemical free as the State of Oklahoma will allow us". I read on their site that his two sons were taking over, is that still the case? If it is true they are closing down, I guess it's back to searching for a supplier. We're not looking for anything exotic right now since we're just starting out. Besides Guineas, I'm thinking about Silver Laced Wyandottes, and Buff Orpingtons, both for their egg laying capabilities and cold heartiness ( we live in upstate NY). I still have some research to do, but any news on Country Hatchery is much appreciated. I look forward to becoming a part of this board, as there seems to be a wealth of knowledge here. Thanks in advance for any information!