I want about 5 Black Star hens, and I figure if I order day old ckicks now, they ought to be ready to lay by about April. Is this logical, or should I wait until spring to get chicks? I have the equipment and the facilities to raise them, and a separate pen for them until they are old enough to join the flock. Please tell me if my thinking is right! Also, where is the best place to order chicks? I don't want straight run, as I live in town and am permitted only hens...NO roosters. It would be my luck to get all roos! Waiting to hear from all of you who know oh, so much more than this beginnner!!