Hey everyone! My name is Lesley and time after time I find myself googling advice about different chicken topics and most often the advice leads me to this site so I decided to bite the bullet, get an account and post here. My husband and I are proud owners of 3 chickens (1 buff Orpington, 1 red sex link who is the top lady, and 1 mystery hen...our guess is a white leghorn as she's all white with a red top knot). We built a chicken coop in our backyard that we are super excited about. My question for all you seasoned chicken owners is: we would like to get about 4 more chickens to add to our flock (not sure if we would like to start as chicks or get pullets) and I'm wondering if you have recommendations on breeds for reliable laying, good temperament, and unique eggs. We would like to get an Americauna but I'm curious any other suggestions you might have and whether you'd recommend starting from chicks vs 6 month olds. Also, suggestions on best introducing the new hens to our existing ones. Thanks!!