I am getting 5 (maybe six) more chicks in the spring!!! I can't wait!!! The problem is, I'm having trouble deciding what breed to get. This is my list of the ones I am going to start with. (I have more, but that would be too hard.) -Barred Rocks (I am definitely getting some of these!) -Wyandottes (which kind?) -Buff Orpingtons (they are sooooo pretty) -Black Australorps -Barnevelders (are they the same as Australorps?) -Cuckoo Marans (who can resist chocolate colored eggs?) -Ameraucanas Am I asking too much? This is what I want from my hens: -good layers (esp. through the winter) -cold hearty (it gets cold in MA) -docile (I have two younger sisters: six and nine) -available and not rare (I'm getting them from a local hatchery) If you could help with any pictures, stories, or recommendations, it would be greatly appreciated!!!