I've read so many awful things about hatchery chickens but I don't see any alternatives. Are there breeders out there? Where would I find them? Are some Hatcheries better than others? I'm interested in ordering from My Pet Chicken. Any good or bad stories to share? I'm looking for close to 10 hens known for good laying. I love the look of the Barred Rocks and the Wyandottes. How are they with laying? I've read that they can be broody. We plan on getting several Rhode Island Reds because they are so highly recommended for their egg production. I'd really like to get some heritage breeds and I plan on getting a couple silkies for comic relief (although I'm having a hard time finding them)... Any other thoughts or suggestions?