Not sure where to put this question, so... We've found a nearby breeder who has one of the breeds that we are wanting; this would be a started pullet that would be available at about 5 mos. of age (so can guarantee the sex). For the other two breeds we were looking at, we were wanting to get them as chicks so we could enjoy the rearing (and cross our fingers they're pullets!!). Inevitably, when we did get the other started pullet, there would be up to 4 mos. difference in the ages between that pullet and our chicks. Is it even possible to eventually put the pullet and the chicks together (I guess when the chicks, now pullets, are old enough to move to the coop)? And wouldn't that single older pullet be awfully lonely until the chicks joined her? Just wondering what everyone thinks of this idea. Even though it would mean we'd have a TRUE Ameraucana by getting this pullet (they are bred for show) and it's sex is certain, would we be better off chancing it with an online hatchery and sticking with chicks across the board? (BTW, we really can't have any more than 3 --*possibly 4, but not ideal*-- hens altogether, absolutely no roos; in town on small lot.) Thanks for your help--we need to make a decision soon!