This is my first time owning birds. I've started with 25 birds. There are 5 silver-laced wyandottes, 5 partridge rocks, 5 buttercups, 5 dark cornish, and 5 buff orpingtons. There are no roosters in my henhouse! The flock is about 2.5 months old, they were purchased and delivered May 17 from McMurray Hatcheries. So far, I'm in love with the buttercups and cornish for personalities. They are very curious birds and the most likely from the flock to approach and see what you are doing. One of my buttercups has aspirations of becoming a parrot; she does love to perch on my shoulder whenever I enter the run or chicken house. The orpingtons are next on the list for friendlyness, with the wyandottes being reserved, but not skittish. So far, the rocks are the only ones to display any skittishness at being around me. Mostly, I got chickens for my toddler to learn where eggs come from. I got a sizable flock because I have a lot of spare room for them and figure I can always sell the extra eggs or give them away to neighbors. I love it! I get such a kick out of watching my flock! They are mostly well-adjusted and I have had no problems with them picking on each other at all. I can't wait to start reading the forums and learning more about the fun past-time of back yard chicken raising!