Hi, Want to have some country life in my 1/2acre track home property. Hubby is going to build me a cute coop for them "The playhouse coop" . thinking 6 chickens would be just right, coop can hold up to 8 though. Want them for fresh eggs and enjoyment. Decided to i want to get Orpingtons because they look fluffy and cuddly and according to what i read they are calm and friendly . I want to get them as young as possible because i thought they would become more attached to me this way. Not sure if that's true though? Anyways looking forward to having them become part of our home, and glad to have found BYC to make it a successfull journey.