I am eager to purchase my first flock. I have strict orders from my boyfriend that I can only buy three (however, a fourth might make it in the box and blamed on the hatchery). Our city allows a maximum of 6 hens. I am looking at either Meyer or My Pet Chicken since both allow small orders. I live in California. How far in advance can I order? Ideally I would like to have them mid-January to February. When do both of these places start listing for January or February? Thank you for your help.