Well, last year I got the chicken fever. This year I'm going serious! So we are moving to Vancouver Island in April/May, and I am looking into getting chickens. Last year we got some 4 week old broilers (that ended up being more like Leghorns), 5 1yo Leghorn layers, and 2 ISA brown layers that were 8 mo old. We kept the layers and broilers separate, and ended up eating all but the ISA browns at the end of the summer (had to move back into town, and a friend took the ISAs). This year I have already found a Heritage chicken breeder near our new home, and I am hoping to start up a flock of dual purpose birds. Where would be the best place to get a basic understanding of the best way to start a flock? My personal feeling is to find a couple broody hens, and to get some hatching eggs, and that would be the best and cheapest. Others probably have opinons on the success of this, though, and I wouldl ike to hear the experience of others to help educate me! Thanks!