We've been at our new place in KY for almost a month and a half; picked up eight Icelandic hens and five roosters plus a bunch of hatching eggs from a breeder in TN shortly after we got here. They don't quite meet all of my criteria (a bit small to be good meat birds), but they do meet most of what I wanted, and are pretty cute besides! The eight hens are giving us from six to eight eggs a day (usually seven eggs/day, but of course it's spring, the peak laying season). I've hatched out the eggs from the breeder, traded some of the chicks to a friend here, and have the incubator full of eggs from the hens I brought home (and they are still giving us plenty to eat). They are doing really well here; the roosters are all running with the hens (I will eventually separate breeding pens, but have too much to do right now to build those) and are all getting along and watching over the hens with only minor squabbles. I think that as long as big meat birds aren't your priority, these guys are great homestead chickens.