If this is in the wrong forum please move. Pretty soon I will be building my first coop and getting our first chickens! The wife and I are really excited! What is a good starter chicken for laying eggs? My whole life my dad has always always always had Rhode Island Reds. Still does to this day but he also has several other kinds that I can’t remember off the top of my head. He always has a two hens and one rooster type setup in his many little “mini-coops” and It has served him well all the years. Are there any other common starter chickens that are easy to work with?