First of all forgive me if this question is in the wrong forum - I honestly had no idea where to place it. I am wanting to start a second flock next summer of mixed breeds. I am in a very rural part of Indiana where there is a whole lotta nothin', definitely no poultry breeders. I figured I would just order some chicks from one of the popular hatcheries however reading through different threads on this site I have seen many members comment "typical poor hatchery stock" or other negative comments regarding birds from a hatchery. What is the down side of hatchery stock? Is there one hatchery better than another? I am not looking to show or breed chickens, just have for eggs and my own personal enjoyment.