Hello everyone. I am Mike. I live in Garden Grove, CA. I am seriously entertaining the thought of starting my first flock. Due to inexperience and space considerations, I am thinking of starting out with 5 hens. I may purchase 17 week old started pullets for this project. And, I will build my first coop, about 4 feet by 4 feet and 2 feet deep. I plan to make it movable (on casters) with a 5 foot run coming out of the front. What I basically need, is some actual advice on who, what and where to buy what I need. As far as the coop itself, I can build that. Some advice on what has worked and what has not would be great. But, for the birds themselves, a little advice is needed. I have read a lot about the differences of day old chicks versus 17 week old, and it seems the 17 week old are easier to start out with. But, the day old can imprint with me, will need some vaccinations and to be debeeked? Also, the 17 week olds would start laying sooner. But what about sexing, the minimum order some hatcheries require, and the straight run deal? I am raising them solely for the eggs, thinking 5 would be more than enough. But, would love to hear some advice from others that started small and wanted to stay small. Thanks for your help.