ok i had to cull my whole flock of 30 b/c of coryza and im very upsetbut anyway i dont want any of my old breeds i want something new that wont stir up bad memories so i was thinking orpington what do you guys think of this breed???? my other one i like is wyandottes any thoughts on those im slowing down and enjoying them b/c i felt i didnt really enjoy the whole experience of having a flock until i lost it i want to do a bantam breed as well i was thinking silkie any one want to chime in on that one??? on a lighter note i get to keep my EE's though because they arent even at my house!!they are at my grandparents because my grandpa likes to show off to his card buddies that "his" chickens lay green eggs!! lol thank god for a grandpa that gloats right!!!! but that is my question what do you guys think of my breeds i have in mind i live in indiana so are any of them bad in the cold or heat? egg laying, broodiness, i no silkies are like #1, temperment let me have it!!!