Hello! I have a couple opinion questions for all you BYC'ers. Sometime in late Feb./ early March, I plan on buying several LF chicks to add to my bantam flock. I am only thinking of getting four birds, for two reasons: 4-H showing and decent egg-layers. If I get only hens, how well do you think they will get along with with my bantam Brahmas and Polish? I want hens that are friendly, calm and good layers. I was thinking Barred Rocks. Any other breed suggestions or opinions? The 4-H poultry show is in Mid-July. What time would be the best time to get the chicks, so they will be fully feathered by fair? I may free-range my large fowl, but not my bantams, due to bantams being bite-size for predators. Good idea or bad? Are there any Barred Rock Breeders in Ohio, that are either close enough to Columbus for pick-up? I want decent show-birds, but the only places I know of for chicks are Eagles Nest Hatchery and Ideal Poultry. I have had bad experiences with disqualifications from birds at both hatcheries, and the coloring of their birds is rarely ideal. Thanks in advance for any advice!