Hello Everyone, I'm new to raising chickens and I read an article in today's Boston Sunday Globe where I was fortunate to discover this wonderful resource. I have a few very basic questions if anyone can help. Thank you! 1. Is it ok to start off with just 1 to 3 chicks? 2. Should we wait until spring? Is it ok to start now with temps lowering to high 30's and low 40's at night? 3. Will they destroy my lawn if I let them graze (penned in of course) during certian points of the day? 4. Breed recommendations? 5. Basic feed recommendations? 6. Can they eat from our large compost piles? My wife, 3 year old son and I want to start off as simply as possible and hopefully its not too late in the year to begin...... Thank you in advance!!