Hi, I am getting ready to start with my first chickens I was planning to order some chicks from My Pet Chicken, but I only need about 5, and my coworker is being wishy-washy on splitting an order with me. I could sell the extras, but will probably end up losing money on that venture by the time I feed and raise them. However, I like the idea of handling the chicks so that they grow up to be very friendly. There is a local place advertising on Craigslist that raises chickens and sells a variety of breeds of pullets at about 20 weeks. Obviously the advantages are that 1) I know I'm getting pullets 2) don't have to worry about issues with delivery of the chicks 3) start getting eggs right away 4) don't have to set up a brooder. I am leaning towards buying 3 pullets from this place, and then getting some chicks to raise in the fall to add to the flock. I am guessing that since the place the sells the pullets raises hundreds of birds, that they're used to human presence, but not used to individual handling. At 6 months, are they likely to adapt to being more tame? Are there any other drawbacks to getting these young hens instead of chicks?