Hello! We are planning and setting up to start a backyard flock in the southern MD area. I had chickens growing up, but it seems the chicken raising world has come a long way since then!!! I am thinking mobile coop for ease of cleaning and to fertilize the soil throughout the part of a large yard that will become our garden area eventually. I have small children, so am thinking Brahmas/Orpingtons since the books and websites I'm reading seem to say they are docile and tolerate handling. We are interested in eggs and finding a way for the money to cancel out in the longrun, but for now we want friendly chickens as the first priority, consistent layers as the second priority and broody as the last priority (not sure if I'll ever be ready for a roo). Any suggestions on where I can order both of these breeds and hopefully with a less than 15 chick minimum????? Thank you! Hello and TIA for any and all advice!!!!!