with the coop almost finished and the ideas of what type of birds looking for, I've come up with three top choices. thoughts and your picks of what you like please. here are my top three. I could have searched through a hundred chickens, but, am trying not to complicate my life, haha. Orpingtons (buff..........or..) Plymouth Rocks (barred, white and black) Sussex (buff, light) what I'm looking for are good egg layers, including winter- I think the Sussex wins that. friendly, able to put up with love and doting from a 7 and 5 year old..........??? hardy in winter. or should I just get four of each, lol. that would make it easier.