Hi, wondering if someone can give me some advice. We will be getting chickens and my coop and run is all set up but im debating on what breeds to get. We visited a breeder this morning and i got to hold my first chicken! very nervous but it felt good. My coop says it can hold 4-6 chickens although im only looking to get 3/4 so its not too crowded. I have one of those metal walk in run (3x2m) and the coop has its front legs in the run and everything is wired around it so the chickens have the full space of the run. The birds i saw this morning were- jersey giants buff orpingtons and silkies Im looking for birds that will be friendly as we have children and it would be lovely if the birds got tame with us. Ive read the above birds can be docile and friendly. Does anyone have any experience of keeping the above breeds? Would it be silly to have 1 each of the above. Im a bit worried as the jersey giant say they can get big, will it bully the little silkie? The breeder said its should be fine as long as they are roughly all the same ages. Ill be getting them either POL or younger. Is it a good idea to get mixed flocks? Also should i go for 4 or 3 chickens? is 3 an odd number for a flock? Thank you for any advice, im excited to get started but i want to do it the right way.