I am brand new to the message board and I am wanting to purchase some chickens but I would like to make sure that we get the right breed/breeds for our family. I do have two small grandsons that I would like to be able to play with the chickens so we need them to be very docile. I also want them to produce eggs. Im not sure yet whether I am interested in meat also but it may be a possibility. I have narrowed my decision down to a few different breeds but now I have a question about roosters. I know that I dont need one to produce my eggs but I think at some point we would like to have baby chicks so Im planning to go ahead and get one. My question is, which breed of roosters will be the most docile and will it matter if they mate with the other breeds or do I need a rooster to coorespond with each breed of hen?