Hi all. Haven't been here in a while.
I am planning on getting more chicks soon. So many breeds to choose from. Trying to limit myself. LOL
For sure I am getting some Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, and probably also some Silkies and Ameraucanas. I want the Silkies because I want some mamas to do a lot of my raising babies work for me, and my last cochin died. :( I might get some calico cochins also, as I have a really nice roo to go with them. (I picked out 3 calico chicks last year, and of course they were all boys. The older hen I lost this winter was a cc.) I was going to get mostly orpingtons, but decided that, at least for now, I am going to focus on breeds that have "cold hardy" combs. I will still have some orps, just because I like them, but not sure I will get as many as I had first planned. Hence, the Wyandottes, Ameraucanas and Silkies. I might add Brahmas, also. I decided this because even though I had a pretty good spot for my chickens, the Bresse boys got quite a bit of frost bite. Of course, my Cochin boy has a regular comb, and he didn't get a lick of frost bite. The Bresse do have very large combs though. I'll have to see how it goes with the Orpingtons. I have some Legbars I'll have to watch, too.
I have had chickens for years, but this is the first winter that I had roosters. I knew about frost bite, just didn't think about it when buying those Bresse. LOL
Edited by SleepyOwl - 3/17/16 at 6:09pm