Hi everyone! I've been troubled in my recent breeder searches by the large minimum quantities breeders usually place on their stock, and the large price that often accompanies them. For example, Pathfinders Farm, though I'm sure they sell beautiful Buckeyes, will only ship 25 day-old chicks at minimum for a whopping $150 or so. However, I am only wanting at max ten chicks (preferably seven), and, due to a strict budget, I will NOT lay down $150 for chicks anytime soon. Most breeders also sell large amounts of hatching eggs as well (15-25 as I usually see). Though I understand that they do this to ensure that you will not get a bunch of dead-in-shell chicks, I cannot afford an incubator to house so many eggs. A smaller incubator is barely doable for me, let alone a huge Sportsman incubator or pricey-yet-small Hovabator. So, I am for right now leaning towards getting at most ten live chicks from a breeder. However, I understand this is not usually the case. Does anybody know of a breeder who ships ten day-old chicks to North Carolina for at most $100 and who breeds the following breeds: 1. Russian Orloff (preferably Spangled; will take BBR, White, or Mahogany, too) 2. Black Sumatra 3. Buckeye Furthermore, unless the stock has been so improved upon after so many years that it fits the SOP, I do NOT wish to buy from someone who sells hatchery-line birds. Please let me know of anyone who could help me. And if anyone will negotiate with prices or amounts for chicks, I'd like to know that too. Thanks!