We're planning on building the coop as soon as the snow melts (Mar/Apr) and if my math is right it seems we won't have eggs until Oct/Nov, correct? April: Build coop / get chicks (two months to build it) June: Chicks can go outside in coop October: Hopefully start getting eggs. I plan on getting three to start and probably another three the following year. The breads I'm thinking are: * Australorp * Buff Orpington * Golden Buff (Red Star) Are these good to start with? I have kids so want them to be friendly and I want eggs. Vanity is not that important.