I live in SW Oklahoma and I need advice on what chickens to keep. Housing: Free run of fenced in 1/2 acre with a 8'x8' coop. Weather: Summer several weeks of 100+ Winter a few days a year of 32- but Little Rain Lots of wind Land: Dry sandy dirt covered with Fescue grass and four 20' trees. Last year I had a problem with my birds overheating. I even lost one to heatstroke. I don't want to have fight high temperatures all summer with my birds again. So I am looking for a breed more adapted to this dry hot climate. I was planning on keeping Orpingtons because theyre good mothers, super tasty, and my favorite chickens. I also want a chicken that lays a lot of eggs and can tolerate the hotter climate, also less important is that it is a cross so I can eat the roos and somewhat to very friendly. Anyone have any advice for breed that would thrive in those conditions and meet those requirements?