Hello, I am new here and really appreciate all the knowledge I have learned but now I have a question. I ordered 15 chicks from McMurray and they are scheduled to arrive around April 5th. I ordered 2 buff orpingtons, 2 easter eggers, 2 red star, 2 australorps, 2 columbian wyandottes, 2 speckled sussex, and 3 Welsummers. I ordered all females except for the Welsummers which were only offered as straight run. I plan on selling 1 of each breed since we are only allowed 8 hens in Seattle. My question is, should I sell the extras very soon after I get them so I don't force them to rearrange their pecking order? Also, I plan on buying one barnevelder chick locally and my question is how close do they need to be in age so as to not create any problems? I am hoping I can find a newly hatched barnevelder to add to my existing babies. Thanks in advance for any input and I am sure I will be back with more questions, and of course, PICS!! I am so excited!