Hi. My first post to BYC forum. I just bought a house with 5 acres. I've been buying eggs from an Amish farmer in my area, the last couple times I've gone to buy he's been out. Since I've got the room now I am going to raise chickens myself. I have a family of 6 so I would think 6 or 10 birds should supply us with enough eggs. I would not be able to build a coop untill middle of Oct. Is this a good time to start chickens or should I wait till spring? We do have cold winters here is Kentucky. Any help would be appreciated.