I'm trying to find good RIR's, I know many said that for my purposes of just wanting layers that I could just buy from hatchery and get some good layers that way. However, I would still like a nice looking bird and hopefully birds that are known to be friendlier? In a perfect world every chicken I have would be friendly that I could give individual attention to and my son could get close to without me freaking out! lol But, I know it is not a perfect world, but I would like some better odds. All my animals are my "pets", Just so happens my chickens will provide a resource for us to eat. Hopefully this makes sense. I am realistic and realize a lot depends on the individual chicken, handling time, how they are treated etc.,.. But a lot has to do with genetics I believe as well. I don't plan to buy some an if not happy just sell them off, so I want to try to find the best place to order from first. So, for those of you who purchased RIR hatching eggs, where did you purchase them from? How friendly are they? Pictures? I've noticed some hatcheries are not so good about posting pics. I have been looking around on ebay and have pm'd one member here about her hatching eggs. I'm wanting some to be shipped mid-march, as I have silkies hopefully coming around this time so would like them to go in the bator around the same time.