Okay so I'm ready to dive into the chicken world. I've been researching breeds and coops but I'm stuck on how many to start with. Let me tell you what I'm working with and wanting out of our future flock. These will be true backyard chickens. I'm thinking of a permanent coop and run but letting them free range while we are outside with them, our yard is completely fenced with a 6ft privacy fence. Eggs are important, then temperament and looks is a bonus We are in southern ohio so winter hardy is a plus and I have kids so Id rather stay away from breeds that are known to be nervous or flighty. The breeds I'm interested in are blue laced red wyandotte, barred rock, buff orpington, and black australorp. Do you suggest having at least 2 of each breed or is 5 birds all different ok? I'm thinking of having 3-5 chickens? I'm wondering if I should start with 3 and then add 2 or 3 more in 6 months to a year so their ages are staggered? I am completely open to any suggestions on chickens or my plans on managing them. Thanks!