My wife and I are getting three chickens. We just don't know which ones. We have a small pen for them in a neighborhood. We only have about an acre of land. I thought we could get 1 Australorpe, 1 Barred Rock, and 1 Rhode Island Red. The local feed store is out of RIRs, but we could get 2 Australorpes and 1 Barred Rock. Then there is the whole question of sex links. Red Stars appeal to me, but there are so many sex links I'm a bit lost on that deal. What chickens make the best egg layers and are good with kids?