I'm new here, but hoping you guys can help me. I had 22 10-week-old chicks, who were really thriving. On Friday afternoon, something weasely (a mink or fisher, we think) came through and wiped out 12 of them, and terrified the remaining 10. We'd planned on going into winter with 15-20 hens, and a couple extra cockerels in the freezer. I'd like to "re-grow" the flock, but no one I've checked with around here has even one extra bird to spare. I live in a place where the first snow (albeit just a dusting) comes usually before mid-November. Temps in the winter get down into the -20's plus a windchill that can drop them to -50. Last winter we got over 200" of snow. I have a nice tight coop, insulated, with electricity, but am still unsure--is it too late in the year to order new chicks? If so, does anyone in Maine have some extra birds/chicks? I'm so disappointed in losing them, and the yard is so quiet and lonely now.