My neighbour's daughter wants to get some hens for eggs and pets. She has two kids, five and three, so she wants younger birds (6-8 weeks) instead of chicks. She wants the breeds to be good layers but still friendly enough to be handled. What do you folks suggest? I was suggesting Barred Rocks, and Sex-links since everbody I know has had good luck with them even when getting them at four months. Delewares are pretty rare out here, but haw do they lay?