When I first started with chickens. I had know idea what to do or what breed to get. We started out with Jersey Giants. They were very loud and large. After a year or so of having them, we got some random feed store chicks and we've branched out since then. After that we got some beautiful healthy Buff Orphingtons. They were perfect. I think they are the best for starters. They are about medium size, lay eggs, and are the right size for eating. What do you think?