Okay, so I finally convinced my parents that I can keep chickens. Now, the question is where to get them from. I've looked especially at Meyer Hatchery and have found many breeds I've loved there. The only problem is that their shipping cost is really steep. I could do it, but I'm already pretty poor from buying horse tack, so I'm looking for ways to save money. The other place I looked at was Greenfire Farms, but I didn't see much information as far as costs. None of the local hatcheries (and we don't have very many) have chicks right now, so online is my only option. I suppose I should tell you what I'm looking for Since I can't keep a whole lot of chickens (I can only have 3-4 as of now, but will hopefully get more in the spring/summer), I am really specific about what I want. I can ONLY have hens- my neighborhood doesn't allow roosters. I love the Swedish Flower Hen, the Lavender Orpington, the Easter Egger, and the Blue Splash Maran. I have to have a hardy breed- it has to be okay for the heat and cold (I live in Idaho). So, yeah, any help is appreciated. Thank you!