I want to avoid buying poor quality chicks. I've heard that's quite common if you buy from a farm supply store, less common if you buy from online hatcheries, and least common if you go to a reputable private breeder whose breeding stock you can observe first-hand. In a nutshell, does this seem to tell the story? What does everybody think? Assuming finding a private breeder for Delawares will be tough (because they are so rare), I'm thinking the most expedient thing for me to do, which gives me the highest chances of getting quality birds, is buy from the most reputable online hatcheries like Meyers, McMurray and Ideal Poultry. Tell me what you all think. Make other recommendations if you have any. Is there such a thing as a Delaware fanciers club?