My wife and I are trying to rethink an order for chickens we have placed. Out f our last batch of hens (25) we only have eight left. We kept an eye on them so we're pretty sure the loss is due either to aggressive birds (25 Cornish) or to our wonderful Lake Erie climate. We're trying to figure out some cold hardy breeds and the only ones that leap to the front of my mind are Bantams. I know a few hardier breeds have mediocre egg production but if there is a breed that is somewhere in the middle, let me know. I don't feel like burying or burning anymore money.