So happy to find this site! I'm still in the research phase...need two or three quiet layers for sunny Southern California, urban San Gabriel Valley area. Any suggestions as far as breed goes? I love animals and was raised here with horses and livestock, and also want to be mildly prepared with some self-sustaining food supplies in case of an emergency (NOT a doomsday prepper but definitely prepared for 72 hour shelter in place) would also love to save money on eggs! Chicken fit the bill and I'm not sure why I haven't gotten them sooner, though I've thought of it often! Thanks for any advice or information!