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Leghorns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by houseofclucks, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. houseofclucks

    houseofclucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. I was wondering, how do pearl leghorns do in a cold climate like New England? I've heard they are thinner than RIR and BR and I know those breeds can take the cold very well. And how do they get along with other breeds? I've also heard they tend to be nervous birds. Thanks for any replies.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They are much skinnier than the breeds you mentioned and have large floppy combs which can be prone to frost bite. They are also very flighty. They are wonderful layers though. As long as you have a draft free snug sleeping space for them they should be fine.
     

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