Hi everybody, I'm brand new to the world of chickens and just gathering information at the moment. I'm thinking of starting off with a handful of chicks, five maybe, probably Plymouth Rocks or Australorps. I have smaller kids, so I want something that's typically friendly and a good layer. Any advice for a newbie would be much welcomed. Ideally, I'd love only hens, but I understand how difficult that is-even with sexed chicks. I am loving all the coop photos on here! Now I just need to get one!