I am a total newbie at chickens, and am trying to decide which breed would be right for me. I have researched a while online and came up with a list, but I don't know where to go from there! I am looking to buy to hens for egg production (preferably brown eggs, but that doesn't really matter) that are fairly calm, are very winter-hardy, can do fairly well in a smaller grazing area (my backyard) and are fun and maybe even good around children. I live in northern Indiana where the weather fluxuates greatly, and will not be able to heat their coop. THis is what I have come up with so far: Welsummer Ameraucana Australorp Barnevelder Delaware Dominique Araucana Orpington Plymouth Rock Rhode Island Star Sussex Wyandotte Any suggestions or comments would be amazingly appreciated!!