I have been all over the internet looking for good hatcheries, but I have always come to at least one of the following problems 1. out of stock of female chicks 2. require a high minimal order for a backyard flock 3. have a small selection of breeds to choose from 4. wont restock until May i just want to start with a small, backyard flock of maximum of 10-12 chickens (not bantams). I was looking at either Meyer's, or Ideal since they have a good minimal order number, but they are out of stock until later. I looked at McMurray, and they have every bird I want, but they require a 15 bird minimum, and wont arrive until mid April. Cackle has almost no breed I want. I have been looking at thepoultryhatchery.com they ship 3 chicks after march, and they have a wide selection.