I have just recently gotten my permit to have backyard chickens in Jacksonville, Fl and i'm doing my research to find out which hens would be best for my family. I have read up on quite a few forums on here and taken my notes but I've yet to find anyone from here in Jax that could weigh in. So my query is this; I've got 2 kids and friendly dog, so i need a friendly breed that doesn't mind being besties with my naturist daughter, social enough not freak when my dog wants to hang out, a good egg layer as we use a lot of eggs, and we like our extra large brown eggs. I've considered a few breeds, could anyone let me know if any of the following is not a good idea and why? Or maybe if there is another breed I've not listed that could be a better fit? I'm not really looking for beauty, as most of our pets are rescues and we know true beauty comes from within.
THANK YOU MUCH!!!