Hello all. I am new to the forum. My family and I are looking forward to raising our own flock for pets, eggs, and lawn ornaments. ^_^ Once we get to our new home this summer we will be working on the chicken yard. So while we are waiting during these 2 long months, we are gathering as much information and ideas as possible for our future flock. I have a few questions, what would many of you consider to be the children and cold weather friendly chickens? I really like the Cochin, Plymouths, and Orpingtons. I would like for them to be able to enjoy a few bugs in our yard and garden and not worry about them wondering off.