This is my first foray into the world of chickens. Yes, I understand that I will not be able to contain myself to only a few and that this is a lifelong disease with no known cure...I'm good with that. Everyone is selling out so fast and my oldest son is ready to cull me because he doesn't have chicks yet...sheesh! I have found a few here and there though. So I was wondering; what your thoughts are on mixing chicks so young from different stores? Even different shipments(days) from the same store? Would I need to quarantine them from each other? Also TSC has only mixed banties...What about putting them with standards? Mine will have a coop and run, but will free range most of the time. How are they with avoiding predators, staying safe and such? Other than being absolutely adorable, what are the benefits? I know the eggs are very small. Are there breeds to look for that have a sweeter personality? Thanks in advance!