Help me to choose chicken breed please?
It is better for me to start a new thread.
I wish to have 4-5 chickens in the backyard, and have read a lot online (thanks everyone for posting on the topic, especially Velvet. I feel much more confident now). I would like to hear your suggestions about my plan.
I am considering the following breeds to get started:
2. Buff Orpingtons
3. Barred Rocks
Our criteria are:
1. docile, calm and friendly (I have a 6 year old daughter and another boy coming this summer).
2. good egg layers (prefer brown egg, but will take white). I was leaning towards Rhode Island Reds and White Leghorns earlier, but after some more reading I start to worry about handling them.
I will build an elevated 4'X4' coop, with 4'X8' or 4'X10' attached pen in a chicken tractor setup.
thanks in advance. any suggestions or comments appreciated.