So we are starting our little hobby farm. I have 9 chickens currently, non yet laying (but soon I hope!). We are starting a flock of Olde English Babydoll Sheep, a heritage breed and a small (miniature) sized sheep, to be herded by my Miniature American Shepherd. I have a miniature horse as well. However, I already have little cochin Bantams to keep with my mini theme, they are clearly more ornamental than anything. As of yet I have 2 Golden Comets & 4 Black Australorop as my future egg producers. I am thinking of adding some more hens, of a heritage breed that will also be a good layer of similar sized eggs so I can sell some eggs to offset the costs of feed. And maybe, breed said chickens and raise another heritage breed on our little farm (along side our future babydoll lambs). I'm getting into this heritage/rare/historic breed stuff. Any recommendations? I'm not opposed to big birds but I'd like something moderately productive at laying eggs. Maybe one day we will eat our own chickens but I'm not keen on eating my pets just yet.