We are on the Washington Peninsula at the lower tip of Hood canal, in the foot hill to the Olympics, for those familiar with the area. For those that are not. The area has moderate climate. Rainy nine months of the year. It rarely gets below freezing in western Washington, snow is uncommon a quarter inch will shut Seattle down. However we are at 800 to 900 foot elevation and have been known to have weeks of snow three feet deep in the worst years. Most years we are like the rest of Western Washington and get no snow the entire year. Summer temperatures rarely exceed mid 90's. We are looking for low maintenance, hardy hens that will produce enough eggs for the two of us without a great deal of special attention beyond of basic care, feeding, predictor protection and clean shelter. We hope to free range them. Any suggestions for breeds that will meet our needs. Also local sources for good quality hens would be helpful as well.