Hello, We are starting out on backyard chickens and we are interested in purchasing some chickens. I am not experienced enough to handle baby chicks and prefer to have slightly older ones that are about close to producing eggs if not already. I am also curious how to search for good birds. I want to start small maybe 5-6 until I can feel comfortable enough to get more. So far I have read that the following are pretty calm and gentle--and ofcourse one is for the looks because it is a beautiful bird! Buff Orpington Rhode Island Red -RIR Golden Comet Golden Laced Wyandotte I am located in Eastern part of Hanover, Old Church Mechanicsville area. any advice would be greatly appreciated!