Hello! I'm brand new to chickens, just finished my hen house with the help of all the great designs here, and am now ready to select a few breeds. I am looking for egg layers with the right temperment for my backyard in the city. I have neighbours very close, so don't want to disturb them! I also have two dogs, so would like breeds that won't be easily scared. I live in Victoria BC, where the winters are quite mild (as are the summers). I will add supplementary heat if necessary. I would like medium to high egg production, but think for now the most important consideration is an easy breed (or breeds) to work with. Any advice? So far my research points me to Easter Eggers, Rhode Island Reds, and Orpingtins. Thanks in advance for your help!