I have been looking around at the different hatcheries online, Murray McMurray, Cackle, etc. and wondered how you folks felt about purchasing chicks from them, compared to purchasing them from a local feed store. I would rather purchase them locally, simply because I like doing business with this place and it is where I will be buying my feed. Having said that, he is purchasing them from a hatchery, so there may be no real difference, except the price. I have been unable to locate anyone in my area that has Black Australorps and I do want to get good birds. What are your thoughts or ideas?