I am currently trying to choose what route to go with chickens. Any help on this would be great. Thank you in advance for any help you can give. I am new to this and trying to sort through information currently. First, my wife is thinking she wants to try and add two chickens each year until we are up to six chickens and choose one different kind (two of that same kind) each time. Is this a good plan? Also, do I add them as chicks or do I purchase them at about a year old when they are already laying? What are the benefits of each one? What breeds are good to go together? What characteristics should I be looking for when I am deciding? Does anyone have any recommendations? My wife and kids all want the Easter Egg type but I am researching out currently before we get anything in particular. I am looking for good layers and also good personality/behaviors. Thank you again.