First time chicken mama, here... My husband and I are planning on getting some chickens in the next two weeks or so to go along with our coop... You can find that journey in the Coop forum. ^_^ We have the opportunity to purchase some 4- to 6-week old pullets or order baby chicks from a hatchery. Factor out money... We would get 4 or 5 pullets from a breeder or 20 hatchery chicks, I'm curious if anyone has insight on which would be the better route to go. As all chickens mentioned in this thread would EVENTUALLY start laying eggs, I'm not too concerned with the "Well, the older ones would lay sooner" logic. We can wait a few more weeks for eggs. Would it be a good idea to start with the pullets and order chicks to add later? Should we just order chicks and do the brooder thing? Should we just get pullets and track down a roo to make more baby chicks? Either way. we will be having a rooster (or two) with the flock for future chicks. They are allowed in our neck of the woods, and our neighbors all have them... Part of the area's charm! As this is our first rodeo with chickens, I was hoping for some insight from those who have gone before. Any help is greatly appreciated!