Leghorns in cold weather

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  1. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about getting white leghorns but it gets to -10 here sometimes and I can't heat my coop. Can leghorns handle that cold?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Leghorns have large single combs....susceptible to frost bite.
     
  3. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns are heat tolerant. I have a l Leghorn and she survives zero degree winters, but it is hard on her.
    If you do get Leghorns, make sure you have vegetable oil or lard, to cover her comb and wattles to prevent frostbite in the cold times.
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