cold weather birds

Wicked Gardener

In the Brooder
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Mar 30, 2010
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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?
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Strasburg Ohio
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.
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
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Forks, WA
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.
 

bigb-71

Songster
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Feb 17, 2011
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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 .
 

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