What are the best breeds for kids? My 9 year old is incredibly excited about getting "chickies" as he calls them. He's always wanted a pet but is allergic to anything with fur. He'd really like hens that will interact with him a lot and be fun to watch. Ideally we'd like 3-4 hens who are fairly quiet (we only have a small suburban backyard and don't want to bother the neighbors) and who aren't too skittish (they will need to put up the noise of kids playing in the backyard.) I'm really looking forward to the eggs and definitely want hens that will lay through the winter if possible. So what breeds do you suggest? Thanks!