CX questions

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Kassaundra, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Kassaundra

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    Henryetta
    A couple of questions about CX's:

    How much inside space (for nights) is minimal for 30? How much run space (outdoor days) for same amount?

    Do they feather out quicker then other chickens? Will they need the same heat lamp requirements for the same length of time as other chicks?

    How cold hardy are they?

    I think I have more, but those are the ones that I can think of right now. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    10X10 is good for 25 CX birds
    they feather out MUCH slower than laying breeds, they are a very "hot" breed needing less heat
    in my experience they are far more cold hardy than heat tolerant
    do some reading on this thread, you will learn a lot, goodluck!
     
  3. Kassaundra

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    I have been reading the tread between calls (I'm at work tonight) and have found most of the answers, but have come up w/ a new one. I see most have tractors w/ tarp on one side, how cold can the temps get w/ this set up?
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I guess it would depend on the age of the bird and how well feathered they are.
     

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