Hey all, I'm new here (obviously). I just ordered my first batch of chicks from Murray Mcmurray Hatchery due to arrive in April 2015. I did a LOT of research before I chose which breeds I wanted, and I just wanted some opinions on if you think my flock will work together well from people who actually have these breeds of birds. There is a very small child in the family, so it is ESSENTIAL that they are docile birds. Also, I don't want any breeds that are typically bullies in my coop. Also, I live in Vermont, so they must be cold hardy. What we have ordered: 5 Black Australorps 2 Buff Orpingtons 3 Speckled Sussex 2 dark Brahma 1 light Brahma 2 White Orpington 1 "Free" Rare Exotic Chick Opinions would be great! We ordered all hens but are definitely prepared for some Roos, we are hoping the free rare exotic will be a (friendly) roo. It's so nice to finally join, I feel like I've been reading posts forever and never able to comment! Thanks in advance.