Just introducing myself here. We don't have chickens yet but hope to this coming Spring Eta-. We haven't decided what breeds to get. We won't be getting them until we move so probably late spring/early summer. Any advice? I'm thinking a mixed flock might be nice. They need to be cold hardy and calm (I have young children). Thinking about RIRs, brahmas, Easter eggers... Not sure really. Open to suggestions. We go through a lot of eggs but dont want to over do it and be overwhelmed with too many chickens to care for. We're thinking around 10- is that a good starting number? We would like at least 3 dozen eggs a week. No coop yet so space isn't an issue. We can build as big as needed. I'd like to have an enclosed run but also yet them free range. I'm just starting out with the research phase so have lots to learn!