We are planning on getting some chicks soon. We want to get hens that will lay frequently but friendly and calm and lay a larger egg. We have had Rhode Island Reds in the past and have found that they were very aggressive to each other and really didn't want to be touched. We are going to make sure that they are held a lot so they will get used to us. We think that the Barred Rock or Plymouth Rock my be a good choice. Are there any other breeds we should consider? We definately want on Aracauna too!