Buy chicks online or find some at a swap meet? Ok, so I am in highschool and raising chickens and I love it!!! Last year I ordered 9 chickens from my local feed store and they have all grown great and healthy. This spring I would also like to get more birds but I'm not sure how to go about it... 1. I could order the birds I want (Old English Game Bantams and Guinea Fowl) from Ideal poultry. 2. I could go to a swap meet (which as a large selection to choose from) and hope to find what I want there. My questions are: What way would be the best? Which birds would be healthier? What would you do? My second round of concerns are that I will be graduating soon and seeing my birds less, so should I get chicks or adult birds? Raising chicks is soooo much fun and a major part of the experience but if I got adult birds I could enjoy them while they're grown and whatnot. What would you do? Please I need any advice you can give me. By the way, I am planning on going to the swap meet anyway to buy a few pigeons, so I could use some advice on raising adult pigeons if you could.