Hello all! I'm new to forums and to chickens and am looking for some advice. I am wanting to start a small flock and looking for advice on what breeds would be best. To give you some background: I live in Nebraska, would like a mixed breed flock, have enough space for 10 hens (do not want a rooster), hens will have a spacious coop, covered run, and be able to roam the large backyard 5-10 hrs per week. I unfortunately have made the mistake of looking online at MM and Meyer Hatcheries and now have way too many breeds that I want to buy (my husband will not be pleased if 20 chirping chicks show up at our home!). I would LOVE some input on what breeds you suggest to either purchase or stay away from. The ones I'm interested in are: Lavender and Buff Orpington, Light and Buff Brahma, Black Jersey Giant, Black Australorp, Buff Chantecler, RIR, White Cochin, Easter Egger, Salmon Faverolle, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Barnevelder, Dominique, Welsummer, and Buckeye...please help me narrow this list down! Thanks in advance.