Hello All! I can't get the idea of raising a few chickens out of my mind lately...I thought I would wait till spring, but can't let go of the thought of starting now. I want to show my little guy (2 1/2 years old) new life, how to care for and nurture it, making friends with animals,...that sort of thing. I am looking for them to be pets, with eggs and pest control as a bonus. I've been researching and have found this forum to have tons of info for me. My main question... I live in Maine...it gets cold and snowy...should I wait for the spring to order? We have 2 acres, and neighbors...any suggestions for a certain breed? I'm pretty sure that I know the answer to the first question. I am usually really good with delayed gratification...but not so much where this is concerned. Thanks!!