I am looking to become a small-time backyard chicken owner in Las Vegas, and any advise would be greatly appreciated. I own pugs and live in a neighborhood, so I am looking for a variety of chicken that would be able to tolerate our heat, is quiet and friendly, and not likely to fly. Can anyone recommend where to start? I am getting planning to get chickens for scorpion and pest control more than anything else, since my dogs have been stung three times now, so I am hoping to find a good pet variety that can generally hang out and free-range in my yard. I plan to provide a safe coop to protect them from predators and to keep them warm in winter, and have plenty of trees and water available for their safety. I just want to find a variety that will not attempt to peck at my dogs or act aggressively, since they are elderly and docile dogs. Can anyone help with advise or point me in the direction of someone who can?