are salmon faverolles weak as adults also?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chooniecat, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG]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)
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Mine seem fairly hardie....... [​IMG]
     
  3. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  5. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  6. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

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    Quote:i find this to be true as well
     
  7. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They do fine in the cold. Your pic looks like a pullet.
     
  8. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

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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
     
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Mine is a wimp but she's pretty healthy, cute, too!
     
  10. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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