Not to hi-jack your thread, but we need a handyman type to give us a price to finish the corrugated roof on the main chicken pen, and put back together the sections of the 2nd pen. We estimate it's about 2 days of work for 2 people but welcome another opinion - we are providing all the materials. If anyone knows someone that does this type of stuff full time, or on the side, please let me know. We're hoping to get the job completed this week.
I purchased some sexed chickens from MyPetChicken.com (MPC) and also from Tractor Supply. How many did you want? MPC will ship as few of 3 chickens to you. You can call Tractor Supply each day after 2pm and they can tell you if their chick shipment came in, if so what they have. Their chicks go fast and you can get sexed chicks if you want mainly hens.
I agree about the Farmer's Market in Charlotte Hall, lots of chicks available there on Saturdays (not sure about Wednesdays). I've purchased some nice ones from a guy there (gave him back the gorgeous roosters I ended up with (straight run sale).