Hello everyone! I am new around these parts. I can't believe it! I just placed my first order, and my husband said, "more chickens.... oh dear." Let me explain, I started with chickens only four months ago. They are a hodge podge assembly. I originally wanted only 3 and got 5 hens. Now I am up to 7 and want more! Two are left that I raised from the feed store, and a couple I bought as adults to replace the ones that died. A couple come from a breeder. But now, I am OBSESSED with my chickens! I want more. (Is this normal? Seriously!) I also want more of the rare breeds. I noticed that a lot of hatcheries like McMurray, Randell Burkey, etc. have large min. orders. Anywhere from 15 to 25. I was wondering what you all do for smaller orders? If for example you want one Brahama hen? What are your solutions? My local feed store only carries layers and common layers. Do you do CL in your local area? I ended up ordering from Meyer hatchery. The shipping cost is expensive, but I want one of certain breeds and I only want pullets. What is a gal supposed to do? I ordered only 4 pullets. A Golden Lace Wyan. A Cuckoo Maran, A Silver Spangled Hamburg, A Dominique. I would love to round out with a Lavender Buff. (Anybody willing to sell 1 or 2 eggs?) Also, question on vaccination for chicks - worth it or not. I am looking at my flock and my guess is that the breeder ones are vaccinated but the feed store chicks, well even though I know my feed store orders in bulk from McMurray, I doubt they are vaccinated. What do you all think. Thanks for everyones input in advance.