Okay, I live in the UK, I've bought a pretty good book and have been doin' some research regarding what type of hens to go for. I was just wondering if any of you might know which breeds are renowned for being friendly and 'tameable' if you get what I mean. I'm not going to get a rooster because of the noise. I have two boys who're used to being around the pets, but I know that chickens can be a little tempramental if they want to be and I don't want to get a breed that's not good to be around kids. We have our fencing up and we're getting a new shed which will make room in the garden for the chicken housing. Does anybody know any good websites to order their housing from? I'm in the UK, so a UK site would be handy.