Cochin climate

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by unknownbbq2126, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. unknownbbq2126

    unknownbbq2126 In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2010
    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
  2. TwilightMom

    TwilightMom Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    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.
  3. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    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.
  4. ekemily

    ekemily Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    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.
  5. farmerKEN

    farmerKEN In the Brooder

    May 26, 2009
    Western Mass
    Well summers in up north are just as hot (and sometimes hotter) than florida. aka Florida isn't -that- hot.
  6. 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.

  7. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    I havent lost any cochins to the heat but i have lost two ameraucanas to heat strokes!

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