I'm looking for young hens that are laying. This will be our family's first time with chickens and would like a friendly breed. Since, it gets so cold here we don't want to start with chicks this late in the season. We just don't have room in the house for chicks. :-( The coop is built, just adding some finishing touches this week. The kids are excited and so am I. They will be able to free range most of the time on our 1+ acre (the neighbors are ok with wanderers too). We will be building a run over the next few weeks, but don't expect to use it unless we aren't home to let them free range. ;-) Thanks for your help!