This is the time of year folks are buying chicks to add or start their folks with. Keep this in mind when you look to buy. . .hatchery stock is NOT a good representation of the breed at it's best or even close. They will lack size, color and overall quality. Not only this. . .the hatchery operations typically are not humane and rarely sustainable. Find a quality breed to buy all of your livestock from, and this should include poultry!
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens
- Proverbs 27:23-27