cold weather birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wicked Gardener, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Wicked Gardener

    Wicked Gardener Out Of The Brooder

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    My mum has seen how much I love having my chickens and is now wanting to keep some of her own. She lives in Hauser, Idaho so it gets pretty cold in the winter. Any suggestions on laying/multi-purpose breeds that do well in the cold weather?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Speckled Sussex are very cold hardy, as well as the Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Plymouth Rocks, Jersey Giants, and Delawares.

    Just remember to tell Mum, to put a coating of vasceline on their combs during the super cold weather. It helps prevent frost bite.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Don't forget Faverolles, Marans, Cochins, and Brahmas.


    Don't go for breeds with single combs, and you won't need to worry about frostbite. [​IMG]
     
  4. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chanteclers, if she can find some. They were developed to thrive in cold climate and to lay eggs in winter.
     
  5. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chanteclers and Buckeyes would both be good choices.
     
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    Dutch552 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckled sussex
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You guys do know Sussex come in other colors, right? [​IMG]
     
  8. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turkins also knowen as naked necks NN . Great in cold and hot weather and very good layers . mine lays year round ! and they are very sweet birds and fun to look at ! check them out .
     
  9. Wicked Gardener

    Wicked Gardener Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to all of you....we have a great place to start now!
     

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