Ok as a newby reseaching and talking with people I am so confused. I am starting small. I am getting 4 egg laying chickens. It was recommended several varieties such as Golden sex links, Cochins, silkies, Andalusian, Campines, Easter Eggers, Orpington, Rhode Islands, just to name a few. So this is where I need your advice. I live in Iowa. I want large to medium eggs. I was told some breeds are not very smart. So I want a smart bird, that can imprint with me as a chick. Large to medium eggs. Remember I am a beginner. Please give me your advice.