hi! i'm new. i hope this is the right forum for this question... i'm hoping to start a small to moderate flock of chickens for my growing family of five. we want to raise a heritage breed that is dual purpose, but we also want to consider cold hardiness and broodiness/mothering ability. we live in southwest michigan, close enough to the coast to get lots of lake effect snow (ohmygosh the snow this year!) and plenty of cold. something that will lay eggs through that (even if not prolifically) would be great. as for mothering, of course, i want the perfect balance of broodiness and egg laying. our main goal is to have eggs and meat for ourselves, but we also want to share with others and (if all goes well) sell extra eggs on a very small time basis. i've browsed a lot of threads here (a LOT) and i'm pretty excited about chanteclers, wyandottes, and buff orpingtons, among others. comments on these? recommended hatcheries? books? i know only what google has taught me.