I am in the process of building a coop. I am looking to start out with about 10-12 hens. I feel like i have been looking at breeds of chickens for ages. I was just wondering what breeds of chicken you all would recommend. I live in Mississippi so it gets really hot here in the summer. I want to have happy girls and would like them to be good with children. I want them for pets and layers. Ill try my hand a breeding once I have learned a little more. They will have a large run area and will be able to forage. Thanks in advance!