It's pretty cold out, can this breed withstand...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chick_a_dee, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    I'm going to be ordering my chicks the beginning of January for the 2009 season. I was going to get 6 EE chicks, how are they weather wise? We can go lower than -25C outside, are they a good cold hardy breed?
     
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally, pea-combed breeds do better in the cold than single-combed breeds, so yeah, they'll do okay.
     
  3. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:Awesome. 6 EE's it is then!
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I've got Orpingtons and Easter Eggers. We've been hitting -10F up here and so far, they're all fine.
     
  5. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EEs seem perfectly happy and it's been -16 C lately. I also have some Ameraucanas and they're fine too.
     
  6. tileman@prodigBird Raiser

    [email protected] Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 standard amercana hens and right now the weather up here in Ny is in the 10-20's but they are in a shed so it is only 30-40 in there. They are very hardy.
     

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