Good morning all, I'm a newbie from OK, no chickens yet, hoping to add some this spring or summer. My plan at this point is to buy baby chicks either in person locally, or order from a hatchery. (I'll have a zillion questions about that process later, I'm sure.) My question today is: should I plan on getting a rooster from the get-go, or can I just start with some girls, and add a roo later once I want to have fertilized eggs? Mostly I'm wondering what most of y'all do. I will start out small, probably with 8-10 chicks, maybe even a few less. My first goal is to get to a point where we're getting 6 eggs a day, at least. I'm planning to order Black Australorp chicks from McMurray's. Unless I change my mind between now and then. It will be a few months before I can order some, I want warmer weather and need to rehabilitate a very old chicken coop. Any suggestions, comments, advice, welcomed! Thanks!