I'll be starting a small group of laying hens soon. Most likely Comets, but some BR's may be available at the same time. I'm looking at a farm close to me in NC that sells pullets that have had all inoculations and have been debeaked (am I a fool to go this route?)(too much a rookie to start with chicks). I've read that adding birds to a flock can be real touchy as the pecking order has already been determined and the new addition(s) get beat up real bad, possibly killed.