When we start our little flock this spring we are planning on getting 6 or 7 chickens, and possibly growing to 10 from there. What kind do you keep, and why? I would like something for egg production (not butchering) and I would ideally like them to be able to be held by my kids without my kids being pecked to death my an aggressive chicken. I live in missouri, and it does get below freezing here sometimes, so a breed that is not super sensitive to cold would be great, if there is a thing. I do not plan on heating my coop (after reading some threads on here about it!) just laying some straw or wood chips down. My coop is a shed that has been converted. Thanks in advance!!!!