Knowing what you know now, if you were starting from scratch when would you start? It is now 11/1/11, I started raising rabbits a few months ago and I am now making plans to raise chickens for laying eggs, not meat. I have a coop to raise them in and a place to run them. Should I start now, start later, when should I start? I am not familiar with timing, is it better to get some now at the beginning of winter since they do not lay as much in the winter, let them grow and start laying in the spring? Should I wait? What are your thoughts? I have been learning a lot from reading the thousands of posts at this site, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this topic.