Hello. I am planning on ordering or buying my 12 hens soon. Here's my issue. I can order them on various hatchery sites,and I can buy them at my local feed store. I had thought that buying at the feed store would be cheaper, since I dont have to pay shipping. However, the hens will run me right at 4.00 per chicken. I asked the nice man if I got them home and 2 die the next day if I can bring them back for another bird or money back. He said no. So I figure I should buy 14,since I know some will expire. However, I've also done some web looking at My Pet Chicken, Meyer's,and Cackle. I can order my small amount, but with shipping and all, the price will even out. This is the first time as an adult I will be raising a flock. I don't want to shell out a ton of money on chicks that i really don't have. I also don't want to buy too many hen's and none of them expire. I guess my point is, Do I buy from a hatchery and get some kind of warranty on my chicks, or do I buy from my feed mill with no warranty. Thanks.