First off my name is Justin. Every time I research birds I end up on this forum reading post after post and can usually find an answer to any questions I do have. But now I have finally been defeated by the search function and decided it would probably be most helpful if I asked my question to an audience! I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this (still figuring out the site). Ok so my wife and I are moving to central Montana on the Rocky Mountain front. We will be living on a farm and the farmstead is surrounded by a thick wind break of brush and 80 foot tall fir trees. It is about 5 acres cut out of a 200 acre wheat field. There are a decent number of predators in the area and the winters can be pretty harsh. 35 below zero is the lowest recorded temp since 1981 but normally it doesn't drop below -20f. I am looking for a good breed of chicken to free range around the farm that can for the most part, be self sufficient. I am not concerned about eggs or big meat birds. I will have a decent sized barn for a coop and will fence off a large run for my pen raised birds but what I would like to do is free range their offspring and hopefully form a flock of chickens that can fend for themselves more or less. So what I need in a chicken is this. 1. Very cold hardy 2. Great forager 3. Very flighty and skittish 4. Very broody and good mothers 5. Has a natural tendency to stay close to cover or retreat to cover when a predator comes around. 6. Camoflage in the dry grass and brush, especially hens. I have played with the idea of crossing a skittish, wild breed such as the Red Jungle Fowl to a cold hardy Russian Orloff or something along those lines to create a decent flying, broody, skittish, camo free range chicken. I want my birds to roost in the trees, reproduce naturally and forage for their food as much as possible. There is a good size pond near the house for water and all sorts of food and cover around. Any ideas on breeds that fit my criteria or recommendations of what I should mix to create the right bird for me? Thanks so much in advance!