Breed suggestions for my needs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by From the North, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. From the North

    From the North Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am looking for suggestions for breeds/crosses of chickens that would be suitable for me. I live in a fairly cold climate (winters can get as cold as -40) so I would like something that is fairly hardy. I am just starting my research but it looks like breeds with a peacomb would work better for me? I am interested in layers/multi-purpose birds who are generally friendly and easy-keepers for a beginner like me.

    I am just starting my research on all things chicken, so any help or experiences with birds who would fit the bill would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You should look into Chentechlers. They are a Canadian dual purpose breed, so should fit your needs quite well. Wyandottes are probably another good choice. Both come in an array of colors. I agree you'll want to stick with small combed birds, as frostbite is an awful thing to deal with. Good luck :)
    Nikki
     

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