Barred Plymouth Rocks or "Barred Rocks," as they're called, are one of the most popular dual-purpose chickens on small farms today. they're very friendly, great layers of large brown eggs and able to withstand cold weather quite nicely.
My favorite fowl. guinea hen fowl - great for eating insects in the garden without damaging the plants. Good watchdogs too, if anything new comes on the place you hear about it/them! (this includes any snakes too)
Cold weather chickens – 8 things NOT to do to in winter!Personally, I think over-warming the coop should be ~ the warmer the coop, the colder it seems outside & the harder it is to acclimate to that cold.
Stars are "sex link" chickens, meaning they're bred specifically so that males and females are different colors when they hatch. Females are egg-laying machines that continue to lay well in the heat and cold, when many others slow down.