Hi, I joined today after searching for information on chickens. I have ordered a poulailler (chicken coop) here in France and will probably take delivery next week. We have a large garden but because we grow fruits and vegetables we don't want our chickens to have full free range everyday. We'll start with 2 chickens. I intend to raise organic chickens who feed not only on organic feed but also guaranteed no GMO. We also intend to get a rooster, apparently the eggs taste better fertilised! Another reason we are getting chickens is because I like the whole farmyard idea and it will be great fun for our daughter and her friends too. I need advice on which type of chicken has the best character, to be touched and petted from time to time. I look forward to sharing my experience and gaining knowledge from those here who have experience with backyard chickens of their own.