Hi! I am Kat and my husband and i started our flock last spring. We started with 6 TSC Red Pullets and lost 2. Two weeks later, after a LOT of research, we got 2 Black Australorps,Morticia and Lily & a BO called Cinnamon. Two weeks later, with a new found Chicken addiction (which i am sure most of us have), we bought one Dominique, one Ameracauna and one Sicilian Buttercup (Domino, Robin and Simone) we had our first flock. Our neighbors White leghorn bantam adopted us after her sisters were attacked. So all my girls seemed to get along great. So this year we decided to add 5 or 6 chicks to the flock, but ended up with 12! We went with 3 Ameracaunas, 3 BO, 3 BR, 1 Isa Brown (what an Angel!) And 2 Columbian Wyandottes. We were thinking of adding some Roos but want to start with one. All of our Hens are pretty docile. I can hold them all and stroke their backs. They follow my husband everywhere. We have a nice size coop and our expanding it. It actually is attached and under our lean-to attached to the pole barn. Obviously the chicks are indoors for now. So we r hoping, with that little background info, if someone could reccomend a docile, friendly, but protective and productive with the Hens. I know "In a Perfect World", right? Lol. So far I have heard pros and cons about a lot of breeds, certainly i understand there are always exceptions, but it seemed the most positive feedback was in regards to Cochins, Bramhas, Welsummers, and Buff Orpingtons. Can anyone confirm this or offer any advice or suggestions? It would be much appreciated! Thank you!