My family is thinking about getting some Rhode Island reds for eggs. I’ve got a couple basic questions: 1) I know some breeds differ from others in their foraging behaviors. Do the reds eat the garden, or are they pretty garden friendly. Would I need to protect my garden or just let them roam through it? I remember reading about a breed that is good with the garden...have y’all heard of that or is that crazy...a chicken is a chicken? 2) I’ve got about a 12’x17’ area of my yard (200 sq ft) that is fenced off to serve as a run and I’ll have a coop in there that I can enclose at night for predators. How many hens could that house happily if I kept them in there at all times and didn’t free range into the yard? 3) Do they lay all year or is there times of the year they stop producing? I really appreciate all your help and this forum’s wealth of info! Thank you!!!