Recently purchased a 10 acre lot in rural Michigan. We occupy the property Nov 1. We would love to build a coop and raise chickens mainly for eggs, but like the additional benefits of the fertilizer and "natural garbage disposal" aspect for any overflow of fruits and veggies we produce, so they don't go to waist. At any rate, we are interested in raising about 6 maran hens and 1 maran rooster. My question is, can we begin this endeavor in the middle of November, or should we wait until spring to begin purchasing chicks and raising them. Any other advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.