Hi Everyone! I'm J! After many years of wanting chickens, I finally have the opportunity to have my own. I can't express how exciting this is for me and my family! Our kids have wanted chickens for so long after being around my mothers flock of chickens. I have patiently taken chicken advice from my mother and best friend for years. I have learned a ton and look forward to learning even more! We are located in the Suffolk, Virginia. We are only looking at getting 2-3 hens. After much research, we have decided to go with Cochins and Buff Orpingtons. We appreciate that they tend to be docile, sweet, good layers, and not so flighty. My mother and BF have had them and adore both of these breeds. I am looking for someone in or around our area that hatches these chicks. I am aware that our local Tractor Supply carries chicks, but not the specific kind we want. They also host chicken swaps. We would rather get our chicks from someone who hatches them than through a store.We are willing to travel to surrounding areas if need be. If you have any advice or thoughts about these breeds or can help us find someone who hatches in our area, we would greatly appreciate it! Look forward to hearing your thoughts! Thanks!