They are friendly and adapt to their enviroment quickly. They have been handling -20 celcius with no problem. We have a reptile heat light in the coop for the night but other wise the spend their day in the green house which is not heated. I will see them go to the coop when they want to warm up a bit but most the time they perfer no heat. They produce 6 eggs daily with no problem. Here are some pictures. I love this breed as they are smart and have great survival instincts. I have no health issues with this breed so far. They are great around the grand children.