So this spring I will be getting 15 chicks. I want 2 different breeds. I am located in Northern Alberta so winter temps are average -15°C and summer temps are 20°C.Extremes may be -30°C or 0°C in winter (much warmer lately, during winter), and 30°C in summer -- rarely. The breeds I have picked are Wyandottes, Plymouth Rocks, Dorkings, Orpingtons, and Swedish Flowers. How do these fair in cold weather? The only breed I REALLY want are Wyandottes. If they fair alright in cold weather, I will be getting these for sure. Then for the second breed, whatever is available, I think... maybe I'll even go with Easter Eggers- but are these good for meat? I guess my question is: will wyandottes excel in my location, and what is a good production breed to go with them - dual purpose but with good egg laying abilities. Wyandottes are dual purpose, and pretty, which is why I have liked them the most.