Cinnamon Queens-- cold hardy?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wrenm, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. wrenm

    wrenm New Egg

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    I'm interested in this breed, but in my area (KY/TN border) we can get silly cold snaps j(-13 this year) in winter and heat waves in summer (100-105 for a week or two at a time). I have RIRs who do fine in both, but we're looking to diversify, and I found the hatchery I use sometimes hatches Cinnamon Queens. I'd assume since they are near me that the birds are cold/heat hardy, but does anyone have any experience with them?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Red sex links are quite weather hardy.
     
  3. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Mine sure are!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! We don't have the extremes of weather over here in the UK but my red sex links I had did ok with below freezing temps and reasonably hot summer.
    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC, I am sure you will everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    [​IMG] Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
    Glad you decided to join. There is tons of information on here, so I'm sure you'll find answers to all your questions.
    I'm not that far from you, and my sexlink girls do fine.

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  6. maddog3355

    maddog3355 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cinnamon queens have been some of my best layers thru winter and summer.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like everyone approves. Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    I've never kept Red Sex-Links myself, but I've heard that they do fine in heat and in cold.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. I've owned Cinnamon Queens (one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links) and they will handle your temperature range with no problem. They are laying machines and you should get loads of eggs from them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     

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