How cold is too cold for a Sultan?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by snozzleberry, May 29, 2011.

  1. snozzleberry

    snozzleberry Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know what temperatures a sultan can stand? I had ordered hardy breeds for my backyard flock, but was surprised to find out that one of my chickens was a sultan. I have read that they are not cold hardy, but what does that mean exactly? Am I going to, unwittingly, kill my chicken once I move him/her outside? He is a regular sized chicken, not the bantam version.
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  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're not as weak as these blurbs people often put together make out. I've had two and both have done pretty well in cold temps...it can get to be in the 10s in NY. Both had thrived better than alot of my other birds. They're smaller and/or less compact than alot of the 'hardy' breeds which makes people say that cold weather can be a problem for them. But after owning several crested birds for years, I can gladly say that low temperatures has hardly been my greatest issue with them.
     
  3. snozzleberry

    snozzleberry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a bunch. That's a load off.[​IMG]
     

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