What are some cold-hardy, friendly breeds that get along with Australorps?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by laschai, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. laschai

    laschai New Egg

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    So, I thought I wouldn't have chickens for another few years when I'm living on my own, but my mom grew up on a farm and says we can get chickens. I live in Massachusetts, so I definitely need cold-hardy breeds and I have a 10 year old sister so they have to be friendly. My sister is about as sensitive as the average 5 year old. It doesn't matter what color egg or how many they produce, although an assortment of colors would be cool. I know we want some Australorps but I want some variety.
     
  2. desertchicken92

    desertchicken92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Eggers or Ameracaunas, they have short little pea combs so their comb doesn't really get frost bitten, oh and their big. I have an Ameracuana and she has virtually went through any sort of winter weather, -10 with blizzards, she was fine. They're also good in the heat. Most of the time the breed is friendly. Mine is super sweet.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Orpingtons, Brahmas, Cochins, and Sussex are all very cold hardy breeds that have a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle. My children made lap pets of all of these breeds.
     

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