After reading as much about chickens as I can. I've decided on Wyandottes. Why? I need a dual purpose chicken that could withstand northern winters, forage, they should be dependable layers, broody and good mothers. Please tell me if I made a good choice. If not can you give me a better suggestion. Now my question, Are the weights mentioned in those catalogs accurate? They claim these birds can go up to 7 -10 lbs but, in REAL LIFE how much on average will they weigh at their maximum weight? I'll probably keep about 4 hens as breeders and a rooster. I don't want them to big at their full weight because I'm scared of big chickens.