I'm considering ordering some Barbezieuz eggs to hatch out, however; I noticed they have very large combs and don't know if they could handle a Michigan winter. If you are raising them for tasty chicken meat, you may want to research what to feed them. I heard there was someone in the Michigan Upper Penninsula that grows certain grasses to feed her chickens to give them a certain flavor.
What are their dispositions like? Started out with a few small Brahmas, just hatched four chicks. I'm considering them because they are so large and I like how their feathers reflect green and purple hues in the sun!
Update: put some Barbezieuz eggs in the incubator - found someone who suggested to make a cave out of wire and put a heating pad over it in the brooder. We're having an indian summer in southeast Michigan, so I'm taking advantage of the mild weather. Bought a Chicken heating mat from TSC the other day, so they'll have more than one way to warm up in the brooder! Transforming a closet in my chicken pen into an area for the little ones to get them through the winter.
Edited by chonsey - 11/7/15 at 5:06pm