Selecting Breeds: It gets cold here, but not that cold

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by UncleTommy, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. UncleTommy

    UncleTommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, I'm looking at breeds and trying to decided if i need to get something that can resist the cold. I know i need a heat resistant bird as it is often in the 3 digits here and sometimes 110+, but in the winter its common to be in the 30s all day and night long (i've seen a day where it was 32 degrees hi and low). I'll probably start out with some RIR but i'd like to eventually get some other breeds in the mix.
     
  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    My EE's and RSL hens did well in the winter
     
  3. UncleTommy

    UncleTommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok...whats a RSL? I can't even thing what that is, lol.
    i'm such a chicken newbie
     
  4. arcatamarcia

    arcatamarcia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think there are any chickens that couldn't handle 30 degrees, and much colder, as long as they're dry. I think any breed you go with will be fine with adequate ventilation.
     
  5. no1hilbily

    no1hilbily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rsl red sex link
     

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