The Modern Game Birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FrontPorchIndiana, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Are they cold hardy? Every time I see pictures of them it makes me want to knit them some little leg warmers. I must just be used to my fat-bottom girls?
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Mine do fine in the cold weather. Leg warmers would be cute.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Very cold hardy here in upstste NY. In fact I have a friend up near the Canadian border who raise nothing but Modern Game Bantams.
     
  4. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Canada and mine seem to do fine and don't seem to be anymore susceptible to the cold than my other chickens.

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  5. pocopoyo

    pocopoyo Out Of The Brooder

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    Modern Game Bantams are fine with temperatures of 20 degrees F and above. If it gets colder, you will need to give them some additional heat. A heat lamp in an old metal water tank works for me. If you leave them in the freezing weather they will freeze their toes off and they may damage their knee joints. These bantams are just too small and their legs and toes are too thin to handle very cold weather.

    Pocopoyo
    ... Also in Indiana
     

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