We are trying to get started on some dual-purpose breed chickens or possibly a more meat-oriented chickens to raise for the freezer. We are "Animal Welfare Approved" for our layers and want to comply with their restrictions for meat birds as well. They said we could order from a hatchery as long as the chicks got to us by the time they were 36 hours old... any suggestions? We live in southwestern Virginia, and I did find that Meyer hatchery is in Ohio, and might be able to make that a possibility... any other suggestion on somewhere on the east coast, close to Virginia, with a good reputation?? While I'm at it, we're considering Buff Orps, Plymouth Rocks, White Rocks, Sussex, or Wyandottes, any opinions on these? AWA doesn't allow raising of birds that are genetically selected for efficiency to the point that their health suffers, so typical Cornish or Cornish X birds are obviously out... any other input? Thanks in advance!