This Summer we added what we thought was a pullet to keep our one hen company only to find out it was a rooster. I have now found a home for the rooster and am looking into either getting chicks or pullets. What are the best breeds for eggs and to with stand cold winter nights? The hen we have now is believed to be a cross between a RIR and a Longhorn. She is smaller but lays big eggs. I'd like to have something that wont pick on her because she is smaller. Also wondering if it is better to get chicks or pullets?