Hi! I joined up with backyard chickens a few years ago, but haven't been able to start seriously pursuing chicken keeping until now. I've been doing a ton of research and I'm super excited to have some chickens become part of our little family. As expected, I have many questions and will be posting these online to ask all of you experts for your advice. My first set of questions deals with the actual chickens. I'm looking to get started juvenile pullets from a nearby farm/hatchery. I'm hoping to start with just 3 chickens. I was thinking about doing a mix of chickens: 1 barred rock, 1 buff orpington, and 1 australorp. Will that work out personality-wise? Also, do I have to have them each separated in quarantine after I get them before putting them altogether even if they are coming from the same farm? Would it be better for me to start out with 3 chickens of the same breed so they are more familiar with one another? Any input is greatly appreciated. I hope to have some diagrams up on here soon of my soon-to-be built coop because I have a lot of construction questions about that too. Thanks again!