I've been looking through this section on the forum and am finding it hard to see what I'm looking for, but please excuse me as I'm sure this must have been discussed before. If I want to choose a breed based on certain characteristics, is it possible to find some sort of tool to filter by to list the best breeds for those characteristics? Also by habitat? More? For example, I live in Vancouver Canada with a wet, mild climate. I have children and a cat so I need a friendly but not easily freaked out breed. I can have 4 chickens but would be happy to have from 1-4 breeds. I am new so probably need somewhat low-maintenance breeds in terms of learning-curves/investment of time. Is there somewhere I can plug this all in and get a list of compatible breeds? Is there a thread I've missed that already went through all this? thanks for your patience!