I have two questions. First, I have the opportunity to either order my chicks now (1st week in Jan) or wait until end of February for some specialty ones that I like the coloring of. However I want to get them laying sooner so if they would be okay I would like to order 12-15 now and another batch in the spring. Does it make a difference if they are going to be inside a storage barn for the first 6 weeks or so, or should I wait until Feb/March? Also, can you move a chicken tractor out to a different spot in the yard during the day and bring them back close to your house at night, to protect from predators? We have over three acres, but have a dumpster close to one corner of the property frequented by racoons etc. How close do you want to keep them? Thanks for your help as I begin this- I am excited to start!