Cuckoo marans - cold hardy?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by birdlover, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!

    I may be giving my cousin 4 hens and he lives in Pa. He says it gets really cold there in the winter and that he couldn't take my cuckoo maran because of that. Do any of you live up north and have this breed? How do they do? I don't want to give him the other 3 and leave her behind so any info you can give me would be appreciated. (The other 3 are buff orp, SLW, and EE. ) Thanks!!!
     
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  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
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    Watch their combs for frost bite...but mine are just fine!! [​IMG]
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Cheep! Anybody else have them up North??
     
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  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They do well in Canadian winters. Mine range year round without issue.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I live in central Kansas and it's get in the teens and down to zero frequently...not to mention the wind chill. I've had them for 6 years and they do fine.
     
  6. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I'm forwarding your responses to my cousin! [​IMG]
     

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