Hello everyone! My name is Tim and I live in NJ. Since I have bought my house I have been saying I want to have chickens. It's been 6 years now and up until a week ago its just been something I have said I wanted, now I want to make it happen. Last week my wife and I took our son to the county fair. There was a fake little chicken coop that the kids could collect the fake eggs from and put them in a basket or egg carton. My son loved it and kept playing with it. So this got me thinking that this is something he and I can enjoy together. I am completely new to this. I have nothing at this time and I will be waiting to purchase birds till everything is in place and ready for birds. Questions I have are...... 1. I have a good size space, but how far will the birds typically wonder from their coop when allowed to? I have a main road in from of my house and I wouldn't want any car vs chicken incidents. At this time I do not have a fence. 2. What is a good breed for a starter. Keep in mind they will be around kids and the birds will be just for eggs. 3. I would only want about 2 or 3 chickens. Will that be ok or are more recommended. Thank you and I'm sure I will have many more questions to come.