My family & I will be moving to a small farm just north of Columbus, Ohio soon & want to raise just a few chickens....no more than a dozen for starters & are wondering what are the best breeds that do well in cold weather & what breeds lay the largest eggs or does it even depend on the breed to get large to jumbo size eggs? I love to do a lot of baking so we will be keeping most of the egg! Also is it necessary to keep chickens inside in very cold weather or can they be allowed out side for short periods as in the snow? We will have a large barn for the chickens is it OK to just let them roam the barn in cold weather? They will have everything they need in there if we have a heavy snow, so would it be OK to leave them inside until it melts? We more than likely won't be starting our chicken project until next Spring which gives us a lot of time to do our research. We would like to hear advice from all who deal with harsh Winters and how they care for their chickens! We will greatly appreciate all helpful input! Thank you all in advance!