I've been considering the notion of building a coop and small chicken yard. Haven't had any chickens at home since I was a small kid. Dad and older siblings looked after them; therefore I learned little about them. My thoughts have been to get about 6 chicks every six months and keep the brood at around a dozen - no roosters. This, of course, depends on city regulations. I'm thinking this will keep me in fresh eggs and fresh poultry. I'm not looking to get them any cheaper (no pun intended) just fresher and better tasting than the supermarket stuff. I can build the hen house and chicken yard easy enough but don't know what breed(s) to consider. Suggestions will be welcomed.