unknownbbq2126

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 25, 2010
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0
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Hi i didnt really know were to post this so i figured i would post it here. I live in florida and really want one or two standard cochins to go with the rest of my chickens because i think there pretty awsome birds. But in the chicken breeds section it says that cochins climate temperance is cold weather and if this is true im gonna be super bummed, what would happen to one if i got it and if the climate thing is true than why did i see one at the feed store were i got the rest of my chickens? just wanting to now and if possible put a couple of pictures of your cochins on your post because i love looking at them!! thanks
 

TwilightMom

Songster
9 Years
Mar 23, 2010
112
0
109
Livermore, California
I think that info means they can handle cold weather without problems, not that they can't be in warm weather. I'm somewhat new to chickens, but that was my understanding. I have a cochin and live in California and we don't get snow, but gets very hot in summer.
 

michickenwrangler

To Finish Is To Win
11 Years
Jun 8, 2008
4,511
28
241
NE Michigan
Climate preference, like keeping a husky in Texas. They prefer cooler weather, but so long as they are accustomed to the climate and they have shade and plenty of water, they'll survive. There are people who keep Fayoumis and Cubalayas in Michigan.
 

ekemily

Songster
9 Years
Mar 8, 2010
488
1
119
Fairhope, AL
I have partridge cochins and I live in southern Alabama where the heat index is over 100 on a regular basis. My birds have full shade and plenty of clean, cool water. They do just fine. Hopefully, I won't have to find out whether or not they can handle oil! This oil spill is devastating.
 

Steve_of_sandspoultry

Crowing
10 Years
Apr 4, 2009
5,426
27
251
Eastern North Carolina
We are in Eastern NC and we get upper 90's and sometimes tripple digits with high humidity. The egg laying drops off to just about zero in the heat of the summer. Our pens are all set back in the woods so they have plenty of shade. The worst days for them are those afternoons when the wind stops and the air is just thick. We have never lost any due to heat but you can tell they are hot.

Steve
 

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