White Leghorns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NatureLove11, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. NatureLove11

    NatureLove11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the illinois winters ok for the white leghorns? I know the red and black sexlinks will be fine but what about them do i have to add heat to the coop?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They don't tolerate cold as well because of their huge floppy combs.

    Unless it's well below freezing, they should be OK
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    And if you want you could consider dubbing the combs to prevent frostbite.
     
  4. dtm

    dtm Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if you are aware, but leghorns usually do not lay during the winter without supplemental light. At least that's been my experience. I know the question was about the cold, but I thought I'd throw that tidbit in there.
     
  5. capt cluck

    capt cluck Out Of The Brooder

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    what is dubbing the combs ?????
     
  6. capt cluck

    capt cluck Out Of The Brooder

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    what is dubbing the combs ????
     
  7. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    dubbing is cutting it off

    persoanlly i would persiver with vasaline and never dub them

    i have 5 of them and combs already flopping at 20 weeks
     
  8. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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