Hello, I am new to backyard chickens and do not yet have any - still working on my coop. I plan to purchase up to 6 chicks (hens) from my local feed store and wanted to purchase two breeds, some barred rocks and some Rhode Island reds. My question to all of you, chicken enthusiasts, is this - are these two breeds compatible? If not, what breeds would you recommend? I do have my heart set on some rocks but am very flexible with the reds. All advice welcome. We want good natured and good egg laying hens that can handle the Florida heat.