Hi folks, I am a newbie to chickens, in fact, I do not have any yet, but am planning to install my first coop in a few days and get some laying chickens at the end of the month or so. Do readers advise starting with pullets, or with chicks? I think three chickens will be a good number for me to begin with, I like the idea of trying one australorpe, one orpington, and one ameracauna, but am open to advice. I plan to let them range part of the day in my fenced back yard, and feed 100% organic, as that is what I eat. We already have been actively composting for years, and understand this will be a popular forage site for the chickens. I welcome any advice, especially from east bay, CA chicken enthusiasts, who know the peculiarities of our region. Thanks!