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mottled houdan and cold

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1Chick Magnet, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    can anyone tell me if houdans are cold hardy enough to have in new england?
     

  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

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    Indeed. I think they originated in a very cold country.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    they come from france, houdan area... but like any breed, buy locally so you know the strain's acclimitised to your area.
     
  4. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    you guys gave me an idea. the current weather in houdan france is 40's in the day and 30's at night. we are currently 30's day and 20's night. wonder how cold it gets there at the worst.
     

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