Hi, I am new to raising chicks and to this forum. I made a thread on needing help(LOL someone changed my thread/conversation to there own), but now i have a couple of more questions and would appreciate the help, and some more pointers, advice. 1. I want to buy some chicks that will be good layers of brown eggs. I am deciding on Golden Comet chicks, is that a good variety to choose? 2. i am thinking of ordering from IDEAL, is that a pretty good company to buy chicks from? 3. Where can i, and what type of feed should i buy for the chicks to eat once i do have them? 4. I am thinking of buying maybe a couple of chicks more of a different vareity to see maybe for meat, or just to keep, is it okay if i might also buy some ducks and raise them together? And since i am very new to raising chickens, i feel weired having to raise cute chicks, and then have to kill them if i were to buy meat variety chickens, that is why i want to start with layers. Has anyone felt like this before, does this feeling leave as soon as you start raising more chickens? Would like help on this. Well thank you soo much for everything, i appreciate it!