Hello Everyone! I'm newer to chicks and will be starting my very own small backyard flock here in the next couple of months. (YAY!) I have my coop and run set up and almost ready to go but the one thing I'm running into issues with is picking what breeds I'd like, I just want one of everything! Since I'm at the south end of the Willamette Valley, I think, I'll need some girl that are cold hardy but can also be heat tolerant because we easily hit triple digits during the summer months. Dual purpose would be great but I'm mainly looking for egg layers, preferably with a large egg but I'd be fine with medium eggs as long as the girls are even tempered and friendly and respectful of gardens. If anyone could help out and at least steer me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. P.S I'm looking for just a small flock, 4-6 girls. My coop could hold more but I think starting small would work best, I can always add a couple more next year.