I am very much a newbie in the chicken world. We (my husband) built a coop about 2 months ago. We were given two Laying Leghors around a year old. They are wonderful!!!! We decided we wanted two more since our family LOVES fresh eggs. About 3 to 4 weeks after having our Leghorns we went and puchased two more young hens, 1 Frizzle and 1 mini barred rock (think she's mixed with cochen (sp) and bantam). Of course our Leghors were not very accepting. We are learning as we go.