We have a half acre in town and I have found out we can have 4 chickens per 1/4 acre's. My idea is to have a garden with flowers, fruits and veggies that would be fenced in, with the chicken coop connected to the garden. We would like chickens that are friendly with the family, would help take care of the garden (unwanted bugs), and that would produce eggs. What would you suggest and where would I need to look to get chicks in the spring? I say chicks because I heard that if you get them young then they know the family as they grow. This is somethings that I have read, so if some of these things I have written are not true, please let me know. Just learning here peeps! Thank you in advance!