Are there any breeds of chicken that don't mind or (or can thrive in) the British weather and are okay in a small garden which has tall fences. Thinking of chickens more as a garden pet then livestock but having occassional eggs would be a lovely bonus. I would like chicken that are calm and would love some attention, that can bond with owners. Are Orpingtons, Easter eggers or Lincolnshire buffs suitable? I don't mind a little bit of scratching or diging in the garden, I made the garden sparrows their own dust bath in the garden. What is the minimum number of hens that can be kept whilst maintaining good welfare and stress down. Any kind advice would be lovely, thank you.