I'm new to chickens and am getting ready to construct a coop. However, I need to figure out what kind of birds would fit best for me. I live in a large suburb of Dallas, TX and have a decent back yard. I only want 2 or 3 birds and would like to them to be on the quieter side for my neighbors' sake (even though they have yapping dogs---gotta be a good neighbor!) and friendly for my kids' sake. They will spend about 50% of their time in the coop, the rest of the time pecking around the yard. I've looked through the breeds on the this site and have narrowed it down to the following breeds: Australorp Barnevelder Buff Orpington Brahma Easter Egger Favorelles Wellsummer. From your experience, which breed(s) would be best for my situation? Thanks.