How are BSL's For Hardiness?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PepsNick, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    My BSL, Lily, is getting ready to lay her first egg, and I was wondering how sexlinks are for winter-hardiness. I have never raised this breed before. I don't want to get the first egg and then be done, ya know? It's begenning to get pretty collldddd her in ATL, is was 56 f this morning. Thank you! Nicholas
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    You're going to get laughed at by the Yankees. 56 is warm indeed.

    BSL's are rugged. They'll be fine all winter with a little shelter. Even here in PA I have some that prefer to roost outside in the winter, down to 15-20 degrees. As long as they have liquid water, they'll be fine.
  3. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Oh, my! 56!
    I had a BSL, and she did just fine in our Kansas winters. I think she kept laying even when it was like 10 degrees out.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I got my two BSLs in spring 09, they started laying around five months old and are just now starting to slow down. I will be getting more of them this spring, their eggs are larger than the rest of my flock (BO, BR, EE and brown leghorn) and they've been very dependable layers and I believe eat less than the other hens. They seem more the size of by brown leghorn hen, smaller than the other layers. I'm on the wet side of southern Oregon, so it gets low teens a lot in the winter. Good luck with your girl!
  5. hongyush2008

    hongyush2008 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 30, 2010
    Quote:56 is warm enough for her..
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Ok heh sorry I'm just a huge worry wart lol. Thanks for the replies!

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