I am new to raising chickens, (with the exception of a bantam I had) seriously considering adopting 3 or 4. Need to check with my immediate neighbors first so they don't have a cow (sorry about the barnyard humor, I couldn't resist!) Lucky me, my neighbor four houses down has chickens and builds coops, he does a GREAT job. He also says he'll work with me on price too! Needing advice on the best breed(s) for cold winter weather/hot summer weather, and egg layers. Looking forward to talking 'turkey' with you folks!