Polish breeds in winter?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rosebud75, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Rosebud75

    Rosebud75 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2008
    When i looked around Mypetchicken.com I noticed it said the polish breeds (as well as other cute hatted breeds) are not hardy in winter. What does that mean? I would love to have one with my future flock, but I'd want it to be safe and warm during our long winters!
  2. hwerner

    hwerner Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 28, 2008
    Independence, KS
    I'm not sure, I've never heard this before, but I just got my first Polish in May of this year to add to my flock of other breeds. I hope they are hardy in cold weather, but just in case I have a seperate building for cold weather months, guess they will just have to move til spring also.
  3. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Quote:Mine do fine here in Maine. I just make sure the waterer that I use has a small drinking area so their wattles don't get wet and get frost bite. Mine seem to hate the snow and only go out if I shovel them a winter patio spot. I will tell you they are seasonal layers for me. They stop in october and don't start again until late march.
  4. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    I live in Washington where it's very wet and muddy during the winter. My polish's crests kept getting all wet and mucky last winter. It was gross and probably not very healthy for them.

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