So I have finally talked my husband into getting chickens and he is successfully on board -- and actually probably even more excited than I am as he builds the coop! Now, I am wondering where to buy chicks from. Thanks to all the advice here I am feeling like MPC is the best online option for me. However, I was wondering if I should think about any local (Southern California) options. The only thing is, given the selection on MPC, I've become very interested in a rather varied flock (8 chicken total, probably about 6 varieties). Is there a local feed store/farm source that can offer that kind of variety? I am willing to drive an hour or so (I am near Pasadena). Thanks to any Los Angeles-So Cal chicken aficionados for a point in the right direction... and to all the others here for all of the GREAT advice!