We want to start raising chickens so I have a lot of questions. First let me tell you a little about us. We live in southern WV so because the weather during summer and winter is so unpredictable I know I want a very hardy bird. With that being said when is the best time to purchase chickens and how hold should they be? Knowing when will help us plan for the coop. Next is a rooster necessary for the hens? From what I've read here so far I know not to expect instant results due to their stress level during moving and such. I would like any feed back anyone had to offer. Thank you in advance!