Hi All! I've been lurking and enjoying this forum for a while. I've been thinking very seriously about getting some chickens and wanted some folks with experience to shed some insight if possible. I was thinking up to about 10 chickens. I have a shed I think I can convert into a coop fairly easily and build a large run. I'd like to let them free-range while I'm outdoors with them. We live on 1 acre in a semi rural neighborhood in Central FL. What breeds are friendliest with kids (7 & 10 yrs)? What about heat tolorance? My main reason for wanting them is for pets/entertainment, however fresh eggs would be nice too. How much does it cost for upkeep of about 10 and can I sell extra eggs or do I need a permit? My DH still needs to be "talked into" the birds so any help with that....lol. He thinks they are very dirty, is this true? I plan on reading as much as possible before commiting. If anyone has time to share some of their experiences (and pics) I sure would appreciate it. Maybe it will help get my DH swayed to my side! Thanks a ton!