Hi all. I am currently in the latter planning stages of getting some chickens. Ive been researching different breeds for a while now that will suit my purposes and ive narrowed them down to new hamp, orpington, and delaware. I want a good dp breed that has great meat properties and lays really well. Also broodiness is a must. I was leaning toward the orpington, but i read somewhere that they quit laying for a couple of months during the winter. Any thoughts or preferences for any of these breeds would be much appreciated.