Yes I am new to all this chicken thing. But I promised my grandsons we would have chickens for this summer. So here I am . I have been reading everything I have time for. I know I want about 10 to 15 chickens. I have a wonderful coop that is large enough for 10 chickens. I only want egg layers, as I know we would never kill one and eat it. I have no idea what type of rooster to buy, if any. I want quiet, friendly chickens. that lay nice fat eggs.I live in Putnum Vally New York. Kisses to all.