Hello All! I have raised my first four urban yardbirds since February and they have brought a level of joy to my life that I didnt know I was missing. Sadly, I learned the ways of the predators and lost one-almost two- to a dog who dug into my yard. I figured out that my Silver Laced Wyandottes are not super friendly, in my case, and not as well adapted to self preservation. My NH Reds seem quite smart/friendly and hid quite well when they needed to. One on my roof and another popped out when it suited her that day. So...I want a couple of new ladies to add to my 3 bird flock. My Reds are awesome but what else is out there? Friendly and smart. I like them as pets so eggs aren't that important and they will never be on my dinner table. I'm in the Dallas TX area, by the way. This whole dog thing really traumatized me, even though I knew something like this was bound to happen. They are usually kept in their coop/run when Im not home and we were fortunate enough that I looked out the window when I heard odd noises in my yard. I have been a lurker for a year now. I have learned so much from this page and my Divas have the benefit of that. Thanks!