Best breed for Chicago weather?

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

  1. Sizqu27

    Sizqu27 New Egg

    Dec 21, 2013
    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!
  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.


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