I just ordered my chickens, and they should arrive the week of April 16th. Got them from Murray McMurray hatchery via internet. They will be shipped out as day old chicks, ready to go, so I just need ot pick them up at the post office as soon as they arrive. We got a striaght run of 20 Rhode Island Reds, 5 Buff Orpington roosters, plus whatever the extra free "exotic" chick is they put in there with them.
I also ordered the starter kit (brooding lamp, waterers, feeders, etc) from them earlier today. So now the dream of rasining chickens is reality, no turning back.
Fire up the barbeque!