We just figured out we can convert a two acre area to essentially safe (day) rotational grazing for our laying girls. We currently have a teeny confined flock. Breakfast, that's it. We are ecstatic that we can grow our flock and so is our landlady - visions of free range eggy meals dancing in our heads! I can't find more hens to save my soul. Bad time of year, I guess. This is our first chicken experience (not our first poultry, did ducks for a long time). I would like to convert a nice, nearly empty workshop we have to a chick nursery, get in a little order of pullet day olds, and grow them out. Then I have the breeds of my choice (Australorps and a few Buff Brahmas) and the kids have a little winter homeschool project. By the way, we are rural. Noob question alert. Hubs is picturing a shed full of poopy baby chickens for three and a half months (we have very mild short winters - NC). I think there may be others who might want to "go in" on this chick deal. If we had about a dozen pullets like these for sale in early winter, would anybody want them? We have a couple terrific sale/trade groups on Facebook so getting the word out isn't a problem. If so, when would it be best to offer them for sale? Right after arrival? After getting out under the heat lamps? I'm not interested in making a buck, just not going broke obviously. lol! How best to do this so they'd be more desireable? Merek or not Merek? The shop is new construction and has had no poultry or indeed animals at all in it so that is awesome. The timing would work out to where they'd be six months in mid April. I'm not concerned about my Brahma hens, but I want to get those Australorps going for the summer. Would others feel the same? Last, what about doing a co-op thing and just advertising that I want to order from ____, and does anyone want to "go in with me"? Is that "done"? would I be laughed off the FB groups? Yes, I'm a social moron. I worry about this stuff. Thanks. Love, Nervous Nellie.