Rose combed Leghorns?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by topeka, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. topeka

    topeka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any experience with Rose Combed Leghorns? I am thinking about improving my egg-laying flock.

    I like most of the characteristics of the Leghorns except for the fact that their combs are prone to frostbite. I read on one site that the

    rose combed leghorns were little more tolerant of the cold. Any input about these birds in general would be appreciated.
     
  2. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have rose comb leghorns, but I do have leghorns. It gets pretty cold where you are! It doesn't get below 30 here, soooo with that said.....

    My girls and roo tend to do very well all around. We give them a draft free place to roost at night, and I've even put a lamp in there a few times to help with a little heat. Sometimes when the wind is blowing and it's pretty cold they stay inside. I imagine their combs could get frost bit, but my flock is pretty smart as to knowing when to go in when it's cold.

    So I would say as with any animal yes it could happen, but hope it doesn't.[​IMG]
     

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