Hi, I'm a newbie, both to this forum & to chickens, so please be gentle! I have read about different breeds & am just getting myself confused, sooo...if any of ya'll could help me, I sure would be grateful! I have 3 traits in mind: 1) good layers, 2) non-aggressive temperaments, and 3) hardy enough to withstand the god-awful heat & humidity of central NC. I'm thinking maybe Orpingtons or Austrolarps (please ignore my mispellings!), or am I really off-base...?