After a couple years without chickens, I have pretty much decided which day-old chickens I am going to buy (a mix of leghorn, easter eggers, and brown egg layers), but am somewhat uncertain when I should have them shipped. I know that most farm stores (tractor supply) and most people typically sell/buy their chicks in the spring. The thought that's bouncing around in my brain is that buying the chicks for an October delivery might be better for the following reasons. 1. Chicks bought in April would start laying in September or so....right before production would start dropping in winter because of lower light and temperatures. 2. chicks bought in October would start laying in March and not go through the winter during the beginning of their egg laying career. Am I crazy, or does it matter either way?