I'm not new to the forum, just haven't posted in a while. I had been wanting chickens for a LONG time! I did have some, but it was short lived after a I ordered a batch that didn't ended up not hatching (PO was rough on them..) and had some chickens and guineas that succumbed to the cold weather... We were in the city for a while and apartments do not allow chickens, apparently I left my big ol rooster with my inlaws and they love him! Now, the Army has moved us to Louisiana, and we were very lucky to find a place out in the country. Anyway, long story short: I want to find some eggs to hatch out! My husband just recently got me a couple Nigerian dwarf goats (he's a really awesome kind of husband ^_^) and we want to get some guineas and chickens, but can't really afford to get anything offered out here, which are already grown and cost at least $10/bird. I would love to someday get some purebred birds, like dorkings, salmon favorelles, orpingtons, marans, silkies, etc, but I know I won't be able to afford to spent $40 on eggs that might not hatch, I want to start with someone who has a cheap dozen of mixed birds in the same state or nearby state (so they don't have to travel TOO far). Shoot me some offers! >^.^< Thanks!