We are building a 4x4 coop constantly open to a run and plan to later build a daytime run for when we are around to supervise. We live in San Diego so very little super warm weather and really mild winters. We have two dogs but they are unlikely to be chicken safe so the chickens can't free range. I think we have decided we'd rather get bantams but aren't 100% on this. I don't mind paying for some fun exotic ones and would prefer a mixed flock so some variety. What would you get? Why? Would you get what you already have or would you choose differently this time? I'd like friendly chickens but my kids want eggs. DS (17) really liked the look of silkies until he read that they tend to be broody. I like pretty chickens, DS likes 'silly' looking ones.