Brian - It sounds like you have really done your research! I look forward to seeing pictures of your coop and run setup when you get it built. What are you looking for in a chicken? Do you want lots of eggs, beauty or a friendly pet? Rhode Island Reds, Black Australorps, Barred Rocks, White Rocks and a number of others are great for long-time egg laying. Silkes are funny little birds and great for children, and if you want pretty birds, Wyandottes, Swedish Flower Hens and a few other breeds will accent your yard nicely! Sally8 - what wonderful news about your success with DL!