Hello! I'm new here! I have had and enjoyed chickens in the past and would like to start a new flock, but I thought I should introduce myself first, so... introduce? well that didn't work, but you get my point.
from Washington! You should look around here for people with chickens. You'll be surprised how many of us are local (there's even a thread for your state) and how many of us ship really good quality hatching eggs.