Frizzles vs. cold

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ghillie, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    Do frizzles have the same cold hardiness as the standard of the same breed? I was wondering if my frizzle cochin pullet will handle the same temp as a non frizzle cochin.....
     
  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    No, they don't. Their foofy feathers do not hold heat as well as a smooth chicken's feathers will.
     
  3. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a frizzle cochin bantam, and she has been putting up with CT winters for four years. She has never had a problem. Last winter, I put a chicken saddle on her just for added warmth, and it seemed to work pretty well. She gets a lot of hay to nestle into and a nice bed of shavings underneath that. It may help that she is so small; she can really bury herself in the hay.
     
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    That is what I thought. Thanks for confirming....
     

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