Jumping into chickens next spring with my two girls. As a family of four, we go through approximately 3 dozen eggs/week. I plan to do most of the chicken rearing with my four year old DD so I need more docile breeds. I also want a nice variety and rainbow of eggs to collect. Fancy looking birds a definite plus, but the main priority is delicious, hearty eggs. I checked out the list of breeds on the main page and boy it is pretty overwhelming. Reminds me of when I started at my baby wearing board, but I mastered that language, so How many hens and which breed would you go with in my situation?