My parents are preparing for doomsday and have decided to get a small flock of chickens. They are looking for something hardy, lays well and also would make a decent eating bird. I've heard so many problems about hatchery layers with internal laying and things like that. Egg color doesn't matter, just as long as the egg isn't small. I was thinking Wyandotte or Australorp. Any other suggestions? We live in north Ga so we don't have a real cold winter.