I am hoping that one of three breeds I have narrowed down to, will be my choice for the 20 chicks I will order. Egg production and hungry to forage is my main goal for now. Later, I will probably raise other breeds for a meat chicken. The birds on the short list is Silver Duckwing Old English Game, Silver Spangled Hamburgs and the Silver Leghorns. My age and my failing legs make it impossible for me to be searching for nests/eggs. Should I rule-out any of these breeds for being hard to get them to lay in the nest-boxes in the coop? Please tell me how to train my chickens to return to the coop each evening to be penned-up. Because we have an abundance of forage, I will be able to supplement with a minimum of feed. But, they must lay in the coop! I'm assuming the Leghorns would probably perform better than the other two in egg production. But, because of the very young age of the grand children, the chickens must not be a danger to the kids. I'm just guessing that because of their fighting heritage, the Old English might be a problem in that regard. Is this true? And, what about the other two? I read that the Hamburgs' eggs are kinda small. But, if they produce a lot of eggs.... Do they? Now that I am deciding on specific breeds, I'd like to know how they rank in regards to what I'm looking for. Can you guys give me some detailed info on these breeds? If because of my health, my grandchildren and my need for egg production, I must go with a plain-colored chicken like the Red Star, so be it! I just wonder how well the Red Stars are able to forage (helping keep costs down)?