I live in east Texas. it gets really hot in the summer. I have a lot of outdoor space!
I'm wanting some free range chickens that will produce a lot of eggs. I have small children that will be involved in their care so I don't want any aggressive breeds. I think a flock of 4-6 chickens will be good to start with. From what I've read in the forums here I'm thinking about getting 2 leghorns and 3 or 4 buff orpingtons.
Let me know what you experienced chicken farmers think! I am ready for lots of advice!!