I'm in an unincorporated area in the Bay Area in California. We are starting our flock of pullets this weekend: RIR, Barr Rocks, Buff Orpington, EE, and a Black Australorps. One each. Not sure if I spelled them all correctly. Very excited. Been reading and planning this for 3 years!!! This site is awesome and I'm so grateful to have this resource. Thank you all for being available I'm sure to inundate with questions soon!!!! I'm hoping to have picked breeds that will get along and not be too flighty or noisy. Not sure if it's more breed inherent or part hen personality. Happy New Year to you all.