Hi everyone! We're in Central Texas, but did not originally come from this great state. My husband and I are interested in getting some chickens for our back yard. We found a nice coop we like for a good price, and are now trying to find out more about the breeds--really, just for eggs and friendliness. We are looking into perhaps getting some Barred Rocks, Americaunas, or Brahmas. We also have a young daughter (under a year old) and some dogs (that live in the house, not the yard), so we are trying to figure out a way to get everyone to co-exist. We are excited to get this started and have already found a lot of great information on this site!