Okay, I'm not yet 100% settled on which: black sexed link or red sexed link. However, after phoning my feed store just now I'm faced with another question. These will be my two and only birds. (hens) Since: ~ they'll be living in a small pen/coop ~ will in town with neighbours ~ and I am desiring friendly, easy-to-handle layer/pets Would it be all right to get the 20 week old "ready to lay"ers and pass by the five months of bother/time/money of starting with day-olds? Like an older puppy would; will an older chick still bond and become accustomed to a new living situation? I need to order in the next couple of days for the next delivery date, so I'd truly appreciate some advice! Thank you.