Ok, brand new chickener! Finished my coop this fall and plan to begin with my first attempt at raising chickens early next spring. Don't have a clue as to what breed to purchase. Not sure if I want to start right out with baby chicks, but will take your advise. I'm going to have a fair size outdoor space but my coop is appx 36 sq ft. How many will be comfortable in this size? I'm looking for layers primarily, but would like a good disposition as well. What should I choose?