I've been lurking & studying for about a year and reading posts and soaking up as much information as I can. The coop is about 1/2 completed (we are converting the back half of the large storage shed). I will post pictures of the project when we are finished. Now, For my first experience in Chickenry, I'm almost decided that my flock should ultimately be 11. One Rooster. (mean ones will be eliminated). I'm partial to Buff Orpingtons because of the dual purpose aspect and friendliness. I live in TN and would like to receive them late March or very early April, so I'm thinking the nearest is a good idea also. So, my first official question. What hatchery do you all recommend for a smaller order like this and when should I place my order?