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How hardy are these breeds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Miss Sebright, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Miss Sebright

    Miss Sebright Little Hen.....Big Attitude!

    Apr 3, 2009
    In a nutshell
    Im gonna be gettin some chicks from My Pet Chicken this spring and want to know how hardy are these breeds: Easter Egger Bantam, Silkies, Polish Bantam, Frizzle Cochin Bantam , and Brahma Bantam.
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's, cochin, and brahmas do well in cold weather. EE's especially b/c of their small comb size. Cochins can be messy in sloppy weather though b/c of their feather feet. I think brahmas have feathered feet too maybe, but I can't remember.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I don't know whether there would be a big difference between the bantams and LF, but nothing bothers my LF brahmas. Not heat, not cold, nothing.
    ETA: The brahmas do have feathered feet, my dark brahmas have very heavy foot feathing, but it isn't a problem; even in our wet springs and winters. They get wet and they get dry again too.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Taunton, MA
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hardy depends upon where you live.

    I haven't been able to keep RIRs because they can't take the heat of the summer here. We'll see how my cochin's fare this summer.
     

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