Hey all, I'm new to the chicken thing in general and am trying to learn all I can before starting my own (very small) flock. Videos, books, web sites....pouring over all of them. And I have tentatively reached a conclusion about what I want to get-- the following day-old chicks: 1 Easter Egg pullet (maybe 2) 1 Plymouth Rock (Barred Rock) pullet 1 Buff Orpington pullet 1 Silver Sebright pullet The first three because they're not only nice looking but seem to be reliable egg layers, and the Sebright because I'd like to have a pretty pet chicken as well. Now, the following issue exists: I live in Texas (Dallas/Ft. Worth area) and so the chickens will need to be able to deal with hot weather, though their coop will be in a shady area of the backyard. Also, there is a farm near me which raises EE, Barred Rocks, and Buff Orpingtons but not Sebrights. I could theoretically go there and just pick up the chicks myself. Ideal sells Sebrights, but they're out of stock until this fall. Would it be a dumb decision for me to order from MyPetChicken (which is in CT) so as to get my Sebright in addition to the other chicks, or should I give up on that and get the chickens from the farm closer to me and get a Silkie or something instead? Also, do you see any personality clashes in the mix I chose? I'm kind of worried about the bigger chicks picking on the single bantam.