Hi! Bella Bell here, I am twenty year old who wants to have a shot at the keeping of a backyard chicken (especially since I don't have any yet.). I Iive in Tangiphoa, Louisiana and as such it get very hot and humid here with warmer winters. I actually joined this site to find the answer to my many questions that I have. So here goes! Oh and before I forget I want to have three or four birds. First off and probably the most important(since I was only given permission to have chickens if I did this.) is what is a Benny chicken!? I have spent the better part of a week looking for this breed of chicken since my dad told me he'd always wanted a Benny. All I know about this breed is that it is small, pretty and lays small colored eggs. (very vague I know, but that's all my dad will tell me about them.) It may be spelled Bennie too. Any Information would be very helpful! Second and still very high in my important ranking is the housing of my chickens. At first I was going to go with a tractor coop but when I started thinking about it and looking at the ones at the store found them flimsy and not good for long term keeping. but I live in the middle of town (I've already checked the law and it is ok to have chickens so long as I can keep them contained.) and don't have a very big yard. (Most of it is garden.) So I thought about just a plain old coop but then I realized that chickens need more room than what I've seen many of these coops are size wise. So I had an idea of maybe combining the two by having a coop for in general to keep safe during the night and in bad weather. Just really a place to keep them in general. The tractor would be used to take the chickens into the yard to forage and do chicken stuff. Good or bad idea? Do Ya'll have any recommendations? Also I don't like the quality of store bought coops but I'm a complete dunce at building any thing so any recommendations on maybe website ordered ones? Third would be what breeds do you recommend for a first time keeper who lives in a hot climate and wants eggs from their birds? I'm actually interested in the Barred Rock breed. Would that be a good choice? Is Three to four birds too many for a first timer?