[[[[[[...............We live in a very windy high desert farm, and we need need a breed okay with not being free range.............]]]]]]
I don't have chickens but I have a lot of strong wind and cold. The wind doesn't bother my ducks and geese in the slightest. I know that there are a lot of people raising chickens in this area, so it appears that the wind doesn't bother the chickens, either.
I can't free range because of the predator load in the area. My birds wouldn't live 24 hours if I turned them loose. They have safe fencing and a secure coop for at night.
They also use the brush shelters that were originally built as sanctuaries for the local quail. Those provide a bit of a wind break and a bit of shade. There is a small brush shelter in each pen. They weren't built for the ducks, but I didn't take them out when I got the ducks.