Red sex link pullets in a cold climate area

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tstalker, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. tstalker

    tstalker New Egg

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    I will be increasing my flock size this spring and am considering Red Sex Links

    My current flock consists of Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds and Silver Laced Wyandottes which are all cold tolerant

    I live in upstate NY where the winters can get long and cold

    I have read that the Red Sex Links do not do well in cold areas which would be a problem

    What are your experiences with the Red Sex Links in cold climates

    Do you think they are a good fit for my area ?

    Another option I am considering is getting Black Australorps which ARE cold tolerant

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I know that people around here keep red sex links (Golden Comets, Isa Browns, etc) without issues in my area, and it gets quite bitterly cold here in the winter. Frostbite would be my biggest concern, but that would be true of any single-combed fowl.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The parent breeds of red sex links do well in cold climates, so the mixture will do fine also. You just need the same management as with any single combed bird....a good dry area is the most important.
     

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