My son and I want to get into raising backyard chickens and I was wondering what breeds would best for our situation. First off we will be raising them in Syracuse, NY so the winters get pretty cold. My son will be 6 and I also have a daughter who will be 3. What breeds are best with children? The breed I am most interested in right now is the Silkie Bantam. It seems as though they'd do ok in our location from what I've read. Just curious as to what other breeds would be great for children to raise.