Pals told me they were making an order from one of the big hatcheries so I joined in. $3.10 a chick w/ shipping. That shipment won't come till May, so we went to the local farm supply and picked from a bunch of fun varieties and they were between $3 and $3.50 a chick. Then TSC got in a bunch and most were $1.59 (we got 6 Rhode Island Reds). So is male order just about timing and selection or is there some other advantage?