Hey guys! Just wanted to share an update! I made a few phone calls to my county regarding ordinances, zoning, ect. I got the answers I wanted and its perfectly legal for me to have backyard hens for "personal use." My kids are so excited!!! I have a few questions... I want the chickens to be young enough for my kids to really enjoy and appreciate taking care of them and for the hens to be friendly and not afraid of them. Should I get them at 6 weeks/pullets, or get them as chicks at tractor supply? I'm concerned about running the risk of getting a rooster as I'm not allowed a rooster in my area due to the obvious noise. I only want about 4 hens. I had RIR and Plymouth barred rocks when I was a kid. Are there other breeds that are known for being calm/friendly? Thanks in advance for the advise!