Hello everyone! Im brand new to chickens and need help! I plan on buying my chicks in Feb. The things Im having a hard time figuring out though is which breed to get and what size coop. Well first, the breeds. I will be keeping them as pets and occasional eggs. I need a very friendly breed, because I have young kids that will want to hold them. Ive done some research on different breeds, I really love Cochins, Salmon Faverolles, and Brahmas. I read that Buff Rocks are the best first time chicken. I would love your expert opinions on which breed you think is best. I live in a bipolar climate (Colorado) but it is usually colder than warm. Now second, the coop and brooder is confusing. Im planning on keeping 2-4 hens, what size coop and run should they have so they are comfortable? Is there a space ratio per chicken? For example; 4ft per hen. And for the brooder, what is best to lay down? Ive heard news paper, wood chips, or some kind of gravel. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!!