Well, we don't actually have any chickens yet, but I'm on here to learn and be ready for when we do. I've got a coop in the works and we're now looking for chicks...unfortunately, it seems as though we might have waited too long. Does anyone know anywhere in the area that we could get local chicks? Most catalog companies will stop shipping here soon because of the heat, and we can't order their minimun anyway. We're only allowed to have 3 in our backyard. I was hoping to find a local breeder that doesn't have to ship chicks. Also, what is a good docile, and quiet breed for Southern LA? I know I'll get some good answers here, so thanks in advance.