Looking to start a smaller flock, 6-8 birds, to give my son and I a new project. He's 5 and has been talking non-stop about wanting chickens. He is anxious to get his "chicklings" but I'm not having much luck finding a variety of breeds locally. 1. What breeds would you recommend? Keeping in mind the primary chicken farmer will be a 5 year old. Would like docile birds with personality and good layers. 2. Any recommended online hatcheries where 10ish chicks could be ordered without paying outrageous small order fees? TSC locally only has rainbows and wyandottes. Another local feed store has more variety (araucana, black sex link, golden comet, golden lace wyandotte, cuckoo marans, welsummers, and white leg horns). I have no clue about any of those breeds though... I'd prefer to buy locally if possible, 1) to get my son his birds faster and 2) so that we don't risk losing birds in the heat.