When we realized how little of our yard we'd be using up for six chickens, I (not so) jokingly said, 'We should get more!' He replied, 'It's whatever you want to do.' But I didn't REALLY think he meant it. I offhandedly mentioned MPC's special, and how it was cheaper to order 25 than the six I ordered! He told me to go ahead and order them! There are Barred Rocks, RIR's and an assortment in the special. It would be cheaper if I went to a local farmer, but I can't have roos. I have two Delaware, two Dominique and two Easter Eggers. I'm looking at different breeds, but since I have neighbors, I am looking at quieter, docile birds. My husband would love some that are personable and wouldn't mind being handled. We'd also like decent layers. Do you have any advice on breeds?