Hello, I am looking for chicks in central texas. I am College Station which is 90 mins from Houston, 2hrs to Austin and 4hrs to Dallas. The local feed store has only Black X-link, while they are good I want a little variety. I only have room for a maximum 7 birds. Breeds I have been looking at are: Ameraucana, Orpington, RIR and New Hampshire. Other breeds would do but those would be my first choice. Ordering chicks from a hatchery seems a little over kill as most need a minimum of 25 per order and then they must be all one breed or another charge is tacked on and then shipping is added to all that. I know Ideal hatchery is only an hour from me and I have looked into them but I figured I would try here first. Thanks PS This is my first post but I have been lurking for a couple months trying to convince my DW to let us get a few chickens going in the backyard. This forum has been a great source if info to that purpose.