Originally we were going to be a three chicken family. Two brahmas, one australorp. The australorp is a roo - illegal in this city. So he's going to join the Rooster Relocation Program. I want to get not one, but two more chicks (see I'm already a chicken hoarder). Definitely an australorp because the roo is so sweet and I'll miss him. But I'm undecided about the fourth. I do want a good layer. I do want a cold hardy chicken. I do want a friendly chicken. I had originally wanted a "Phyllis Diller" chicken (Polish) because they look amazing, but that won't work with my wish list. I also considere a RIR or NHR, but their temperment doesn't suit my small flock. So, based on my limited chicken knowledge I'm leaning towards Ameraucana/Easter Egger or a Buff Orpington. Any suggestions or favorites? My girls will be in a fairly large coop/run most of the day and then at least 1 - 3 hours a day free ranging (more on weekends obviously). We have a lot of possums in the neighborhood so we can't let them range unsupervised. I'd love to hear what you'd add to a flock like mine!