Hi I am new to this forum. I was hoping someone could advise me on the best chicken breed for me. I have limited space (4x2 run with coop inside the run) and they will be able to free range our average suburban backyard for an hour or 2 a few times a week (only when I can supervise as I have dogs and also gardens that I really don't want destroyed!). I want friendly girls who will tolerate handling by myself and my small son. I also want eggs, not like egg a day type production but at least a few a week. Also important is a long laying life - so that rules out ISAs and other hybrids. So, what breed would best suit my space and requirements, and how many do you think I could house in my limited space? I am open to bantams but nothing that lays too tiny an egg. I've been recommended barnevelders, wyandotte bantams, Plymouth rocks and silkies. Thanks!