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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oneofeach22, Apr 20, 2016.
A little over 5 weeks old
Could you get a better full body picture, including tail?
Looks like a pullet for now. My Seabright boys got red combs pretty early.
Great news! We live in Michigan. Do you think a sebright would do well in winter?
I live in northern Michigan and my sebright did great in the winter with a heat lamp in the coop. My only issue with sebrights is their awesome chicken flight abilities. My hen was always escaping!!
I totally agree. They will be fine.
I was wondering about the flying too. She (he) is already quite the flyer. I have not used heat before and was hoping not to. Our coop is not drafty. Think that will still be okay?
I recommend using a heat lamp in your coop throughout the winter. It will help prevent frostbite on your chickens' combs and feet and ensure they won't freeze to death. Another bonus is that it will help keep their water from freezing solid. I don't know how cold it gets in your area, but it can get down to 30 below at night where I live!
Lots of folks here keep chickens, bantams included, in the far northern US or Canada with no heat. I'd be far more concerned about a fire or overheating your birds. They can handle a lot of cold but remember they can't take off those fluffy down coats when they go in the coop.