Hello everyone my name is Tom and I am very new to raising chickens. I have been lurking here and reading what I can to learn. I am only looking at getting 4 or 5 chickens for my granddaughter and I to raise. One question I have is chicks or older hens to start out with? Also what breed ,I have two in mind but would like opinions. I look forward to learning from and getting to know everyone. Also need a good place to buy chicks or layers. Thanks in advance for any advice offered.