Just getting started with chickens - have done a LOT of research, but will obviously still have questions from time to time. Have participated in a harvest this summer which yielded excellent flavorful meat, so next spring will try out meat and egg-layers. Any suggestions on breeds would be appreciated, but was thinking (egg-wise) to try a mix of Rhode Island / New Hampshire Reds, Australorps, and Barred Rocks. Any reason not to mix? Thanks and look forward to talking with you all!