Hey all! I am getting very close to finally bringing my chicken fantasies to reality! I was wondering... I have a friend who raises awesome organic chickens and she might have a year old black australops (sp?) and delaware for me if I so desire. I really want chickens for egg production, but only for my family and maybe a couple neighbors occasionally (family is just me and hubby plus toddler right now). Should I take her chickens who are guaranteed friendly/gentle/organic/local or buy a couple of pullets online or at the store? Is the egg production after one year that much different? Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks for helping this newbie out!