Hello from Florida! I started off with 6 pullets from a farming center. For the most part all went well. We got 6 more from a friend. We were told they're were 3 & 4 months old. Unfortunately coons ended up getting 10 of our 12 and we built a better coop. I just a bough 4 more pullets. These are babies like the first 6. Can't wait to see them grow.