Before you actually even get any! But I think we finally found someone who can get us a few chicks. She has her own flock and if one of her hens decides to set, we are promised some chicks.
I was originally going to order some through the Co-op as they assured me I could get small orders. But alas, when I went in to see them, they said a minimum order of 25 chicks is required. Too many, for a small backyard flock of 2 or 3! But now that that problem is solved, I can keep going with my coop designs!
This picture is a rough design of what I am hoping to build with my Dad when my parents come up.