I had wanted a few chickens for quite a few years. I started with free adult RIR's. Then I "rescued" many Sumatra's. Sumatra's are by far my favorite breed. Great personalitys. Friendly, even the roo's. And they like to go broody.
We recently hatched 14 Sumatra chicks. And have many more eggs in the incubator, and 5 eggs under a broody. So much for a "few" chickens!