I've raised chicks in the house before, and I really want to avoid that this go around. My plan is to get approximately 15-20 laying chicks. With the weather warm I thought it might be wise to order in the chicks now so that we can utilize the warmth outside to get the chicks through brooding and then when they're fully feathered it'll be working its way into Fall. Then they'd be prepped and ready to stay outside and grow out. So my question is this. Should we order now or wait till the coop is complete? Currently our coop is in the 'plan' mode. I tend to be the type to buy before build and most times it doesn't work-out like my initial plan but it always ends up fine. I have a chicken tractor and ample resources; cages, wire, materials not related to the coop, to accomodate the chicks as they grow until the coop is completed. Would it be wise to go ahead and order in the chicks now? We also want to get a couple chicks of a breed that won't likely be available in the Fall too.