Our chicken coop will FINALLY be finished in just a few weeks. Thankfully, I listened to advice warning against ordering chicks until the coop is officially complete! The coop is enclosed with 4 nesting boxes and an attached run. My flock will be small - 5 max. Once it is ready to go I plan to order my chicks and keep them in a brooder until they are at least 6 weeks old. I already have everything I need to get them started including a warmer. My question is about timing. We live near the coast in North Florida. During the winter the temp very rarely falls below freezing. Is it unwise to start my chicks in winter (mid December or January)? I have been waiting so long, and selfishly would rather not wait until Spring to order them. Really want to give them the best start possible.