Are Cochins sensitive to rain and cold

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Skye727, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    I have two cochin bantams and a little chick that is living in the house as an orphan right now. I just had to make a silkie run so they can't be out in the rain. They aren't smart enough to go in by themselves, so I am making them stay permanently. Should the Cochins go in there too? Are they as sensitive as the silkies?
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    I've only had two Cochin Bantams. But, mine didn't care about the cold or rain and survived freezing temperatures easily. They seemed to survive the cold weather even better than my other birds, as they had more profuse feathering. So, I would say that Cochins aren't as delicate as Silkies.
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Cochins aren't particularly sensitive to rain and cold. I used to have a few Cochin bantams, and they were very hardy in all sorts of weather. I don't think you need to confine your Cochins inside or within a small area.

    However, I would try to make sure your Cochins don't get drenched with rain or covered in mud. That would be unhealthy for any breed of chicken.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014

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