WOW, it's been a while since I posted, not since I finished my coop just about and started my Buckeye flock.......... I'm down to three Buckeye hens (they are now three years old) and I want to build up a new flock. I'm looking at getting 6 breeds with 5 straight run chicks of each, then culling the roosters for meat. Then I should end up with 15 or so hens to keep. The breeds I'm looking at are Black Andalusian, Dominique, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Golden Campine, Golden Lackenvelder, and Buff Rock. They will be free ranged in my Illinois farm yard, and will be locked in the coop at night. Any comments/input on the mix? I know that some like the campines are on the flighty side, and some of thes are more gentle but that's fine. I was thinking the hens would set their pecking order accordingly. I do want to keep a rooster and wanted input on a breed (other than silkie) less likely to be agressive with humans. Our buckeye roo ended up as coq au vin. I loved hearing him in the AM but he turned mean. I'm planning on ordering from Stromberg's. Thanks!