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Best breed for Chicago weather?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sizqu27, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Sizqu27

    Sizqu27 New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to BYC, and have come with questions a plenty!

    I've been hoping to get some more hens here in Chicago :) But, what would the best breed for Chicago's climate be?
    I know some breeds of chicken can't stand harsher heat or cold, and we get bother over here.
    With a heater in my coop, there would never be too extreme of cold, but how about heat?
    Are there any birds that are better with it than others? And how can I customize or add to my coop to account for hot weather?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
    Sara
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I don't think that Chicago gets so cold that you would need a heater.

    What is most important in cold is GOOD ventilation, WIDE perches, and protection from the wind and the snow.

    In heat you want a coop that can open up as much as possible.

    The coop pages are a great place to start. Look at lots of the pages and read through what other people have found works or doesn't work for them.


    :welcome
     

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