If you couldn't tell, I am in the south. Georgia to be exact. Mother of two beautiful girls. Madison, who is the precious blessing from God to our family, and Jennifer, who is our peace of mind. Madison was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and is the true reason for our venture into chickens. She loves them and will share in the responsibilities. Jennifer, we adopted just last year. She is an adult with 2 small children, who we have known all her life. She is Madison's best friend. She spends time with Madison like she is her girlfriend. The 2 grandkids are something we never thought we ever experience, and everyone lives with us on our little piece of heaven in northeast Georgia. We have started with 4 chicks (3 Buffs, 1 RIR). Excited for any advice on best breed for kids, and those that can easily become pets, but also are good egg layers. We are newbies and if are successful with 4, hope to expand in the future.