I'm totally new to this forum (my very first post ever!), and almost as new to chickens. We have 6 commercial layers right now, but I'd like to add 4 or 5 Buff Orpington hens and a Buff Orpington rooster to that this spring/summer. We live in northern Alberta (Canada) and I'm wondering where I can order these birds from and whether I can blend the existing hens with the new arrivals (when they arrive). That way, all the eggs will be fertilized and hopefully at least one of the new hens will decide to go broody. My goal is to eventually have just Buff Orpys, the hens raising their young, etc. etc. If I'm being too idealistic, please tell me so! If someone can help me out with some answers to this rookie's questions, I'd be very glad!