Hi all I'm looking to get some chicks as over the past 6 months 2 of our chickens have died which leaves only 2 laying for a family of 4. Keep in mind we live in Australia and are not millionaire chicken owners, but willing to spend a bit of money if it's worth the price. We are looking for average-good layers who are very friendly with both people and other chickens but we also want to try out a new breed. We have owned plenty of Lohmann Browns, so a colour/pattern change could be interesting. Although anything to a very different personality would be just as interesting of course! We have raised chicks once before, a couple of years ago, but any tips on raising chicks would be appreciated too! (We raised them in winter last time, and now it will be Summer while we are raising them, are their any 'rule' changes or tips for that?) All ideas and contributions are welcome and appreciated!!! Thank-you!!!!