I am so grateful for this forum! My husband found this site and I quickly realized you guys are the "real deal" for getting sound information and sharing the fun of raising chickens! We have been talking about getting a few chickens for about 3 years now and this spring we are finally going to do it! We have 3 children who are at the perfect age for enjoying them and sharing in the responsibility of caring for them. I am hoping to get some advice on purchasing chicks. What is the best way to locate a breeder/hatchery that carries chicks that interest me and where I will be able to buy less than 10? We are looking at Silver Laced Wyandottes and Buff Orpingtons. We are willing to drive to pick them up if its not too far. Southern Tier New York/ Northern Tier PA. And how long until people start calling me the Chicken Lady? Thanks for any help you can give!