I'm looking to start a flock of about 6 chickens, but I'm unsure what breed(s) to choose. I live in NY, and we get cold weather as well as hot, so I want a cold hardy chicken who can also withstand 90°F days. I'm also looking for very good layers who produce large eggs. The chickens will also be the family pets, so it would be great if the breed is docile and friendly. Does anyone have any ideas on a chicken that would suit these needs? Also, are there any chickens that meet the criteria above but lay eggs throughout the whole winter, too?