Just wanted to take a quik minute to say hey to the flock, I reside about a hour west of Chattanooga along the southern edge of the cumberland platue, not a bad local at all, rural to say the least but thats what I love about it, biggest complaint is the log'n, wealthy poeple buy the land up then have it logged and leave the mess behind for us to enjoy, I know people have to work but I miss the woods. At this time I dont have any fowl but plan on get'n me some this spring, by then I should have'm a nice dry, safe and fenced in coop, we're covered up in foxes and coon so it needs to be well thought out, probably gonna wind up with chicken wire across the top also, just in case. For my Mothers birthday I'm gonna build her a hen house and a small fenced in lot (she has no idea so ya'll keep it between us), she's mentioned get'n her some chickens a few times so I figured it would be somethin she could enjoy, she loves her animals and I think she'll do good with'm. With all this said what breed would ya'll recomend for her, somethi'n thats a good layer, not very tempermental and a easy keeper, also gonna register with back yard chickens so she can keep up with all she needs to know. Ya'll take care, Appalachian.