Hi All! We are getting started on our first coop and I have a few questions regarding chicken breeds for this part of the state. Given how HOT and dry it is here in Madera County for most of the year, which breeds do best in this climate? I would like to get a few different, unique birds, but want to make sure that they'll be happy and do well. Where would be a good place to purchase them, and is mail ordering baby chicks a good idea? Also, if I want to start with chicks, when should I purchase them in order to still get eggs in 2015? lol At what age can they go from the house to the coop? Thanks for your help!