My Buff Orpingtons are my favorite chickens, and they've handled the cold and snow of northern Montana like champs. We call them "the sweetheart chickens" because they're very affectionate. When we pick them up, they talk to us with little quiet contented sounds. They're super tame and friendly. Ours are kept in a 10 foot by 15 foot run and we let them out for free ranging as often as we can, but it's not always everyday. They don't roam as far as some of our other chickens do when we let them out. They're content to hang out on the porch, especially if that's where we are. They're by far the friendliest of our peeps.