Hi everybody; I am still in the planning stages for my proposed small flock of layers. My plan is to get some chicks next spring, so as to have the fun of raising them, and the goodness of their eggs when that time comes. Due to space constraints my maximum number will be 6. I would like to have a couple of EE's, just because I like the egg colors, but I am still unsure about the others. I was thinking 3 lots of 2. A friend recommended Buff Orpingtons, and they certainly are pretty, but I've read that they tend towards being broody, moreso than some other breeds. As my main reason for having chickens is for the eggs I don't want to ask for trouble by getting a breed that is known for being broody. These girls will also be pets, and I can't see me getting rid of any mistakes, so I'd like to try to avoid that from the beginning. Does anyone have any opinions/comments that might help me in my search? Since I am limiting myself to just 6 I would like reasonable layers who are also decorative. Of course, the question may well be moot, as I may not be able to get any out of the ordinary breeds in such small numbers. Thanks for any advice.