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post #591 of 8319

I was wondering how the RIR's do with winter and frost bite on their combs.  It gets into the single digits here in so IL for weeks at a time during the winter and we have 100+ degree days heat index for many weeks during the summer, so I am looking for a bird that will handle those extremes.

Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
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Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
See why worming is so important:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7474233

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post #592 of 8319

Logic says it would depend more on your accomodations, rather than the bird.  Sounds like you should build a great insulated place for them and then it would work out for you.  Build in a heater and regulate the coop temp for the winter.  It would only have to knock off the extreme cold.

I have heard that freezing of the combs can happen in cold wheather areas if they are left to warm themselves up without a heat source.

Hot chicks are always better;)

post #593 of 8319

A coop that is properly ventilated to keep the humidity down and keep the birds out of the wind goes a long way towards preventing frostbite.

When my little idiots decided to sit on top of the haybales in the snow storm, they got frostbite. When they were forced (by me) into the coop inside the haybale cave, they looked much better. About mid Spring their combs healed, but their comb points weren't as pointy.

Wind break. Ventilation. Coops are not normally heated unless you have babies that aren't fully feathered or something.  BYC members in Alaska have said this on other threads.

Born in SC, living in VA near NC. Mother of 3 human children and lots of Feathered Babies! Wife to a fantastic, patient Husband (who finally admits some of these birds have personality)!  There is no such thing as coincidence.  God has a sense of humor.  You have been warned!
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Born in SC, living in VA near NC. Mother of 3 human children and lots of Feathered Babies! Wife to a fantastic, patient Husband (who finally admits some of these birds have personality)!  There is no such thing as coincidence.  God has a sense of humor.  You have been warned!
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post #594 of 8319

Looking for ( Adrian Rademacher's) Contact Info.

Does Anyone Have his contact info or Phone Number ?

Needing to get some LF RIR's.

Please PM The Info.


Thank You, smile

post #595 of 8319
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Originally Posted by josh44 

Looking for ( Adrian Rademacher's) Contact Info.

Does Anyone Have his contact info or Phone Number ?

Needing to get some LF RIR's.

Please PM The Info.


Thank You, smile


Adrian Rademacher 952-442-4031

9 Rhode Island Red, 6 White Leghorns,4 Midget Whites Turkeys
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9 Rhode Island Red, 6 White Leghorns,4 Midget Whites Turkeys
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post #596 of 8319

What do you guys think of this four month old bantam?

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I can get better pictures if I need to.

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Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?

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My Gallery My Writing My YouTube

 

Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?

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post #597 of 8319

Does Adrian Rademacher  Have a website ?

post #598 of 8319
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Does Adrian Rademacher  Have a website ?


I don't think so

9 Rhode Island Red, 6 White Leghorns,4 Midget Whites Turkeys
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9 Rhode Island Red, 6 White Leghorns,4 Midget Whites Turkeys
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post #599 of 8319
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Don't lke the head. Too long & narrow. Colour seems a bit light as well. Feathers appear to be stringy.

post #600 of 8319

This is Robin (on the left) and another young Heritage Rhode Island Red. We actually plan on eating Robin later this year when he matures... it'll be the first time we've processed a bird and I have to say I'm somewhat excited. I've tried not to get too attached to my Red boy, he's a big softie though. He already feels like a brick too and he's only around 3 1/2 months old. We'll see how much he weighs in a few months, I plan on growing him out until he crows. Then he'll be dinner. The Heritage Reds are such a gorgeous deep mahogany color, I have Robin and 3 pullets that I received from Paul Smith.

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