I am looking for some eggs for incubating. I want a breed that is a good layer and a good eater. I am about as far North as you can get in Michigan, without saying aye. I have heard that Marans are good, though I have never raised them. The chickens I want, need to be able to thumb their noses at timberwolves, while making their way through 3' foot of snow and -30 degrees. Shipping is difficult, as UPS?Fedx, do not delivere here. I am on Sugar Island, East of Sault Sainte Marie, in the middle of the Sainte Marys river. I sure could use any info you Michiganders can Offer. Thanks.