I live in Northern MN, as in it is snowing outside right now on top of our flood waters... ANYWAYS its cold for like 7 months out of the year and I read in a few places that Barnevelders are not really cold-hardy. Is this true? I love them, they are so pretty! They were on the top of my wish list until I read that. If anyone else has them and lives in a cold area let me know if they do ok in the cold or need extra tlc in the winter!