When is it best to order wheather wise? Do you preffer to order a mixed 'special' order or individual numbers of each breed and sex you want? I am considering getting a mixed lot that includes the breeds I want which is a dollar-somthing per chick VS five dollars per chick, and just ordering 4 times more then I intend to keep, raising them and keeping the breeds I wanted. Is this a bad idea, will it cost too much to raise them? how much does it cost to raise a chicken to production age? Is it best to get a straight run or do they all end up being roo's? Do you guys pay for the cocci meds and vaccinations etc? Can you mix bantams and normal size chickens or will the little guys get picked on too much? I hope I'm not bugging you all with all my questions LOL I try to look most of these up and can't find deffinate answers so then I post another 'clutch' of questions LOL thanks!