Okay guys, you gotta chirp in here and give me your opinions, knowledge and experiences. I am planning to expand my flocks to raise eggs and chicks for sell on a small scale. What is the best time to start hatching/buying day old chicks? I have some eggs in the bator and looking at purchasing some day olds but am now concerned about prep for the winter. The guy I got my original flock from says his season runs from Nov to May so I figured that is a good time to start. Now I am hearing from two different hatcheries one of the bantam breeds I want to expand on is going out of season. That's okay as my big birds (BO's and thinking of adding GLW) are my primary focus at this point. I would like to be starting in egg production in late spring but am now worried I will have trouble locating the birds I want and that wintering small chicks might be a problem. Am I overthinking this???? Any Advice appreciated.