Hello, I just joined this site a few days ago. I live in south eastern Washington state. I have had my chickens for a year and a half now. I started with two but unfortunately one died this summer. They are Wyandottes. Sorry, I'm not even sure how to spell it I plan to get six more in the spring and build a brand-new chicken coop. I want to get at least three different kinds I am thinking Rhode Island red, barred rocks and maybe optington. I hope these four types will all get along. If anybody sees a problem please let me know. I am looking for egg layers, but I am not a real farmer as my friend in form to me because I do not plan to kill my chickens when they are done laying. This site has so much great information. It is slightly addicting.