Dh and I are just getting in to this, and we are researching before starting our flock. We have space for 8 hens, but decided that 4 or 5 would be more manageable for us. We are upcycling our old dog house and run into a coop/run. Now, how should we go about starting our flock. Should we start with chicks? Pullets? Hens? If we buy locally, what should we look for in a healthy bird? Is it ok to buy off Craigslist or would the local feed/seed store be better? How do we introduce our kids to them (ages 6, 2, and 7mos)? What else do I need to know or where to look? Thanks in advance!