Good morning, I am going to start my first flock in about 6 to 8 weeks. I have been researching by way of reading websites, books and talking to others who own chickens. I am going to get 5 baby chicks and have picked 4 without a problem. I need help on the fifth one. I can not decided between getting a RIR or New Hampshire. I am getting egg laying/dual purpose birds. From what I have read, is the New Hampshire the same as the RIR only nicer, feathers faster and starts laying earlier? I need the know the pros and cons of each one from people who own them. This would be very helpful. Thank you.