Hi guys! I hope I'm posting this in the right section. I finally got the go-ahead from my parents to get chickens!!! I've been to the feed stores but don't like their selection. They mostly only have RIR's, sex links, or straight runs. I want sexed chicks, and I'd like ones that are prettier than the sex links and RIRs. So I'd like to order online. First question: What are the best places to order chicks from? I was looking at mypetchicken and it seems the only time I could get any of the breeds that I'm interested in would be shipped about April 15th. That's kind of an awkward time for me, but I could make it work if I had to. What other online stores are good for ordering chicks from? Without a huge minimum order? I'm only planning on 5 chickens, but I guess I wouldn't mind going a few over that and then selling all but 5. But I really don't want to be ordering 10+ chicks... My second question...Mixing and matching chicks...I've been looking at different breeds and the ones that I'm really interested in are: Light Brahma's(I LOVE these!! For sure want at least one!) Barred Plymouth Rock Speckled Sussex Ancona Silver Cuckoo Maran Silver Laced Polish Blue Andalusian These are just breeds that I'm looking at right now and would possibly like to get a mix of some of them. Would there be any potential problems with these breeds together? Total newbie here! But we all have to start somewhere.. Any advice is much appreciated. And just pointing out that I won't be ordering chickens until I have the final coop plans drawn up, at the very least. The coop will be build to house 6 chickens even though I'm only planning on 5.