are salmon faverolles weak as adults also?

chooniecat

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Mar 2, 2009
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just lost(died)4 day old salmon faverolles picked up from meyer hatchery and it was suggested that SF do not thrive well as chics
so IF this is true should I assme they are non thriving adults? had my heart set on gorgeous friendly roo and possibly hatching some chics but now I don't know.
pic is of survivor(don't know if it was male or female that died)
 

DUccleDude

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I raise bantam Salmon Faverolles and I find they are very weak till they get feathered. I lose about 30% of chicks. But as adults they are hardy. I seldom lose an adult.
 

loverOFchickens

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Mar 30, 2009
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I don't really know but most showy breeds are super weak as babies and generally weaker than say Brahmas or RR's as big chickens.
 

chooniecat

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keep in mind you live in florida(and I am HIGHLY envious,my dad lives there and I have visited many times-LOVE) I am concerned if an SF can handle 0 degrees or worse even tho they have a shed with sunlight. I have 2 pekin ducks(boy & girl) and loved your pix.
 

chickn

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Apr 15, 2008
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Quote:They do fine in the cold. Your pic looks like a pullet.

mine are in nh its cold here they do fine
 

chooniecat

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thanks-will forge ahead with plan to get (probably a roo now) a boy faverolles and maybe another girl or two because I am so interested in their personalities/gorgeousness. love all of my chickens ,though. this was a hard time as out of 30 chickens I had never lost one(as a chic, only had 1 adult die at 6 1/2 yrs old)
 

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