I want to add to my flock of 5 red stars, looking for a more colorful egg basket. Our girls are quite docile but I wondered if there were compatibility issues. Ameracauna or EE? These are pets and should be able to be handled, low maintenance and get along well with our current birds. Should I buy pullets, laying hens, or wait until spring for chicks? Any advice, tips, and suggestions would be much appreciated!