Hi everyone, we are going to get chickens in the spring and I was wondering if you all could be of some assistance. We have 2 young kids- ages 8 and 9. We want layer/pet chickens. We will be converting a very well built childrens castle into a coop. We are in Massachusetts, and it gets pretty cold in the winter. Last winter was just brutal. So I am looking for friendly, cold hardy chickens. I am also looking for advice about turning this castle into a coop. The perimeter has a sand box- and I'm hoping to kind of maintain the footprint and have the run go all around the castle where the existing sand box is. Any advice on making this an awesome home for some chickens would be appreciated!! Thank you! We are total newbies and have not had chickens before.