Cold Question - Phoenix, Sumatra, etc...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bowen012, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. bowen012

    bowen012 Chirping

    Jan 13, 2013
    North Carolina
    Chickens have surprised me with their fortitude; being relatively new to chickens I didn't realize they handled the cold as well as they do. I was ready to have a set-up with lamps on par with many saunas until a recent snow storm/power outage demonstrated chicken resilience! With that, just wondering how breeds like Sumatra, Phoenix, and such do?

    Are they a viable option for me in Virginia? Or should I stick with standard English/American breeds?

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