Hi everyone this is artistsfarm in Arkansas, tell you all a little about us. My wife and I are both professional wildlife artist and I am a world class carvers of birds and fish as well as a painter. We are just getting ready to start our coop. We are thinking about getting Barred Rocks as our layers. We are also going to organic garden our own vegetables, and raise own eggs. If anyone has a better breed for layers that are winter hardy let us know.