Sorry if this is a repeat topic for anyone but I haven't found it yet in my searching.
I'm new and probably won't get my coop until late this year or early next year- we're moving and I can't have chickens where I am now.
Basically, I want to start out with 6 hens (started- I'll tackle chicks once my kids get a little older and can enjoy it with me). I know someone who breeds buff orpingtons and I'm interested but I also want to try a variety. I was thinknig of getting 2 of 3 different breeds.
So if I got (2) buffs what else would you put in that is going to, (a) get along and (b) produce a good amount of eggs.
Or if you'd have a different strategy let me know. I'm open to everything!