Frizzle Chickens and the winter

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by duckncover, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I heard that Frizzle Cochins do not do well with cold weather. Mine lives in my house at the moment and is a single chicken. If I got her another hen or two for friends would they huddle together for warmth? I want to put them outside to live permanently this spring if at all possible. I will probably have to get standard chicks if I cannot find bantam hens. Will standard and bantam chickens fight or will they get along? I've seen them together on farms before. Thanks everyone
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Excessively frizzled birds can have diminished heat retaining abilities. Go to the poultry show at the Sussex Co. fairgrounds inn NJ next spring to get some bantam hens.
     
  3. Ruthster55

    Ruthster55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switched to a considerably hardier breed after a trial with a few frizzles in rainy weather. For one thing, I was giving antibiotics to the poor little things, when I want to do things as drug-free as possible.

    I am much, much happier with how 8-week-old barred rocks are performing.

    Frizzles are cute, but delicate and much better for warm and dry climates.
     

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