Help me decide please... I would like to have about 8 chickens. I'm not sure about getting a roo to go with the flock. Right now I am not interested in hatching eggs and would rather not get a breed that is pron to brooding. I live in NH and I plan on getting the chickens through the mail this spring unless I can find someone within driving distance. I'd like to get three day old chicks. There are so many choices but would like to purchase heritage chicks, weather tolerant, friendly towards kids/people in general. I'm a big bird lover and this will be a new venture for me.