As a newbie I have a few questions about ordering chicks. I've noticed there's a big difference in price between some popular hatcheries (McMurrays, MPC, etc) and others like Sand Hill. Why the difference? Is it worth it? I'm not planning on showing my chickens but would like birds that are true to type and of high quality. I'd like to establish a flock of about 12 bird total with several different types of Orpington (Buff, White, Black) as well as Red Sussex. I've only found one source that has all of these types (Sand Hill). I'd like to order them all from one place due to the complications of dealing with minimum order quantities when I only want 12 birds. I live in a very rural area and I'm unaware of any local breeders. Any advice regarding the best source(s) to acquire my birds?