Hey all! very new to this and I still have some questions. When is the best time to start my coop? Do I need to start with chicks? I am looking for about 6 hens to get some eggs and entertainment. I have a great spot picked out at my new house and am thinking of starting them up in the spring next year or is anytime a good time to start? Should I get chicks or more mature hens? Also, being in North Jersey, how do they fare over the winter? From what i read they look like they will do fine, just want to be sure. Thanks for the advice!