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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 Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    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!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    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

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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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