Hello all. We are just planning our coop. We have the basics of the building and run planned out. Wondering whether to start with ready to lay pullets or chicks or both. Our feed store gets chicks from Frey's Hatchery www.freyshatchery.com. They have one breed (Shaver Red Sex-Link) available as 20 week ready to lay pullets. Alternatively we could start with chicks - which would allow us to pick any mix of breeds. I'm assuming that we couldn't get the ready to lay pullets AND a batch of chicks as it might be too much trouble to separate them. We're leaning towards starting with a batch of chicks for variety and to watch them grow . Any suggestions on what breeds to get avoid? We can have cold winters in Ontario so hardy easy to handle breeds are preferred. Would appreciate any input.