I've been using the BYC site for info for a while but just joined today. I live in Decatur GA and have 4 birds that are producing 3 eggs a day. I have a brown leghorn, a white leghorn, a golden sex link, and a black Orpington. The sex link and orpington were hand raised and really friendly. My 3yr old says the orpington is her best friend and carries her around. My Orpington started laying first and lays everyday, some times double yolks. Of course I built a a coop and run that ended up costing around $500 or more, but loved the work and felt like I was creating my own thing. And of course my birds spend most of the time scratching around the yard. Would love to get more birds but have to wait till my infant gets a little older before I can because I have to hand raise them from chicks and can only do it in the house. The diffrence between my hand raised birds and the birds I was given that were grown is so pronounced that I don't think I will ever have get another bird that is not hand raised.