My husband and I want to get 3 or 4 chickens for our back yard. We are thinking of ameraucana and buff orpingtons (I just saw pictures of silver laced wyandotte... and I see lots of good posts about RIRs. I'm falling in love with those now, too). It is okay to keep the different breeds together, right? My husband does not want us to get chicks though. He worries too much about them making our house smell. If we get pullets, will they still learn to be friendly? I've read posts about how some of you guys have super friendly chickens that sit in your lap, or perch on your shoulder. I know that a lot of it depends on the birds individual personality, but how much depends on them being hand raised? What if someone else hand raised them, would they still like us?