One of the Shire-folk
- Apr 14, 2009
Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything but I love this site. I just made my spring chick order and despite the fact that I’ve been in the chicken raising business for years now, I kind of didn’t realize/forgot that Brahmas have leg feathers, which I’ve always rather avoided thinking they would get messy and a bit of an inconvenience. But of course, not realizing what I was doing, I included a beautiful Buff Brahma in this year’s order as I couldn’t get my usual favorite Buff bird, the Orpington. I have read that Brahmas are indeed supposed to be cold-hardy, which would make sense given their abundant feathering and large bodies, but I’ve also seen some things about feathered-leg chickens having trouble with their leg feathers causing issues by collecting snow and ice. Does anyone have experience with such breeds and snowy climates? Should I change my order and not get the Brahma?