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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by zoesmummy, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. zoesmummy

    zoesmummy New Egg

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    Hello everyone! My name is Melissa, and I hail from northern Ontario. I'm in the process of building a coop (for the spring) and landed upon this wonderful site while doing some research.

    I'm mostly struggling on what breed of chickens to get... where I live it can absolutely get as cold as -40C in the winter, and I'm hoping to get an heirloom breed.

    Off to check around the site! Please feel free to offer any info and/or tips [​IMG]
     
  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I am new to chickens too so I don't have any suggestions just wanted to welcome you to the site.
     
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  3. WhoopiePie

    WhoopiePie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ditto
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  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Hello!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. There are some breeds that are cold hardy. I would go with the ones don't have single combs. They tend to get frostbite in cold climates. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea.
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  9. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

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    Look up Chanteclers!
     
  10. crnagora95

    crnagora95 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard that Chanteclers, Dominiques and Faverolles are very cold hardy.
     

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