Okay, I built a brooder box and am working on the coop. But the coop won't be done until at least January. So I'm beginning to wonder if I should get chicks or buy pullets. With chicks I will have control over them from hatching and so I can reach for the "organic egg" certification, but then I have to build a smaller area into my coop since my box isn't big enough to hold 20 chicks much past a couple of weeks. That means I have to plan on a heat source out in the coop for a month or so and will have to tend to them out by the barn instead of in the garage as I had planned (but not planned so well as to build a big enough brooder). Also, with chicks I will have a couple of months longer waiting time before they start laying. With pullets I can buy them when the coop is finished, move them right into the coop, avoid the brooder and heat source issues and that means I can have eggs beginning in May instead of July. I plan to do business with Mt. Healthy hatchery (it's close to home) and their website says they offer both chick and pullets. We are going with a flock of barred rocks. Thoughts?