Well it looks like we will be rehoming our pullets and roo before our upcoming move from southern Illinois to the Tampa Florida area. I am really sad about it as I have come to love my flock of 25 girls and their guy. I really wanted to take them but after researching what needed to be done regulation wise it looks like just too involved and I really don't want to put them through a 16 hour drive and living in an entirely new climate. So I may be splitting them up among a couple of different homes but they will be well taken care of. I love having chickens--this is my first year. I will be starting a new flock after we get settled. There is already a run area, we just need to get a coop set up. I think I will downsize and have about 12 layers. I am just wondering whether to get chicks and raise them as I did with this flock, or buy already grown and established birds. I have been searching on Craigslist in the Tampa area and as of right now there are lots of birds available. Whether there will be in January when we will be ready I don't know. Just wondering what everyone's advice would be? The chicks were a lot of fun to watch grow but a several month wait to get eggs. I really don't know what to do at this point. Just wish I didn't have to leave my little flock behind.