My Name is michael and I live in a small town I have tasted fresh free range chicken eggs and want to raise just a couple of chickens myself for eggs. First question is how do I find out if I can keep chickens in my town, and second what breed would be the best to keep. Quiet and gentle. I live in michigan so they would have to be cold hardy. I would also like a coupe that is visually appealing, possibly a tractor type coupe that I can move around the yard. I would only like to keep a couple chickens and would like large brown eggs. There is myself, wife and two teenage daughters to provide for. Any information anyone can give me would be much appreciated.