Hello everyone! I am very new to the chicken world...We are planning on getting our first flock this spring! I live in rural missouri, I'm a stay at home mommy to two littles, and #3 due in June. I'm in the research stage right now, so any advice would be helpful!! I'm looking for a flock of about 10-12 chickens that will be prolific egg layers, will tolerate the hot/cold seasons of Missouri, and will be friendly with my kids. I'm excited to learn and happy to be here!