Hi everyone new to the forum. Just got our first chickens and totally having fun with this. The wife and I decided we'd get another if we could keep these guys alive for a few weeks. She wants a Buff Orpington I want a barred rock. We live in town and can have a total of 4 and have 3 currently. They're basically pets that also lay eggs. And egg production is what we're looking for but a friendly chicken who will eat out of our little nieces hand would b nice too. Seems like they're pretty even from basic research. We currently have 2 black austrolorps 1 yr olds that are laying and a 2 year old brown leghorn that we're pretty sure is molting and they farmer we bought her from said she should start laying once it warms up. Would either of these breeds not work with our current breeds? I read the buff can sometimes get pushed around from other breeds. Thanks for any info.