Hi Everyone, I'm new to the site and don't have any chickens yet, but I do plan on getting some in the near future. I've been wondering: Is it better to pick the baby chicks yourself from a feed store (so you can see if they are healthy or not), or ordering them through a hatchery? I know there are pros and cons to both. I'm only planning on having a max of 4 hens for egg purposes. I'd love to hear everyone's opinions and experiences. If you know of any hatcheries, that will allow me to pick 4 chicks of my choosing/gender, please let me know. Thank you so much! Also, I live in San Diego, so if you know of any good,reliable feed/supply stores that have baby chicks, please list them. My boyfriend and I are going to check some out on Thursday.