Hi everyone, we have been wanting chickens for years and are finally going to go for it. My dh will start building the coop soon. We are going on vacation at the end of July and had thought we would order chicks to be delivered in early August. I am running into some problems though. We want buckeyes - because they are cold hardy and we wanted to go with rare heritage breeds anyway. They are very hard to find! Then when I do find them the minimum is 25 and we only wanted 4-6. Any ideas? We had hoped for 2 different kinds of chicks and need to find another cold hardy one if anyone has any recommendations. I thought about ordering an assortment of chicks, but need to make sure that everything we get is cold hardy, can you even request that when you order an assortment? Also having trouble finding a hatchery that will deliver after June. Any ideas? Is August really too late? They will likely be full grown before winter or cold weather sets in so it should be fine. Thanks for any help you can give me!