Ok let me say first I love and am addicted to this website! So much info and such nice people! I remember my grandparents having chickens but besides getting chased by an angry rooster I don't know a lot about them. That being said we have decided to take the chicken plunge. Picked out our chicken coop plans (via this website the cross keys coop) and decided on a breed the buff orpingtons (due to their calm and patient nature). But I have loads of questions and it seems every time I answer one I have five more lol. So to start off.... Where do i buy heritage chicks? Is it true that if you buy chicks from tractor supply ect they are more aggressive? Small children with chickens when and how do I introduce them? How much chicken handling is ok? (my kids are animal people lol) Roosters....are all aggressive? Do you handle your rooster a lot of not at all? How long until eggs for the buff orpingtons? Things I should be aware of when bringing new chicks home? Pasty butt ect? Thanks in advance guys its so helpful to get answers from people who have and love their chickens!