We were originally hoping to get a flock of Icelandic chickens, but they proved too difficult to find. Instead we chose to try a bunch of different breeds to see what we like, send the extra roosters to freezer camp (or any that don't get along), and maybe next year concentrate on just a few breeds instead. Thoughts on my flock? We were going for cold hardy and variety of egg colors (and dual purpose to a certain extent). Thoughts or advice for me? I'm hoping that since they will be all the same age and raised together they will get along. 4 Barred Rock (pullets) 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes (pullets) 3 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes (straight run) 5 Buff Orpingtons (straight run) 6 Welsummer (straight run) 8 Easter Egger (pullets) 1 Black Australorp (pullet - all they had left or I would have gotten at least 2) 2 Blue Cochin (pullets) 2 FREE exotic chicks from MMM.