I am so excited to start chicken this coming spring. I have never had chickens before, I’ve wanted to have them for several years (Over 10) I want to have probably 6 chickens at least. I am thinking about 3 Malise (Black/White) and 3 Orpington. I want children friendly chickens that lay eggs. I found this website by typing in “Chickens”. My other hobbies are gardening, crafting, outdoor wandering/hiking, cooking, and being a grandmom. I am currently in Anchorage, Alaska, but will relocate to just out of Adair, Oregon in the early spring. I have 10 grandchildren from 2 months to 9 years old. Half boys, and half girls. I have had many occupations in my time and still do office work.