I also agree with chicks. When I first started my first were 2 months old, even that young they were not as friendly as the ones I have raised from chicks. I raised 2 roosters from 10 days old and have never had a problem with them. Being as you re in Florida I would search for breeds that handle the warm weather better. I have 2 Turken aka Naked Necks. They are kinda weird looking I think cute but they handle hot and cold weather well. Do a google search for Henderson Breed Chart it will tell you cold/het hardy and egg laying ability.