Hello everyone! I will be new to raising chickens, but have wanted to for many years. Recently my wife finally got on board and I am in the process of building a coop. In Palm Bay, FL, we are allowed to have up to four hens, no roosters. At first we were going to get pullets, but after spending some time reading, perhaps we will start out with chicks. The general consensus seems to be that the breed of chicken is not as important to what they grew up with as far as handling is concerned. We have small children and hope that they can all get along well. I think it would be a great experience for the children to learn responsibility. Of course in the end, I am sure I will be doing all the work but that is okay too.