Winter Hardy Chickens


11 Years
Jul 22, 2008
What are some good winter hardy birds? I live in Wisconsin and it does get a bit chilly overnight.

I had originally ordered an autralorp, delaware and red sex link and now that connection seems to have fallen through.

So I'm back to square one on getting my chickens so I thought I'd get some more suggestions before I order again!

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It gets real cold here in the winter and we have barred rocks, they did good last winter and the year before we had golden comets who also did well. We were told anything with a short comb is winter hardy.
Good luck
Lets see I have a barred rock, a cochin, several evil silkies, a d'uccle, and 3 oegb bantam mixes, they make it through the iowan winters. I did supplement heat this year during the extended real cold spell. usually I only supplement when it gets to the teens and lower for a long time. this year my at work flock is chanteclers, salmon favorelles and jersey giants.
Those of you in the cold climates, do you typically used a heat lamp or infared lamp? I live in upstate NY and think its going to be a harsh winter. I was wondering if I should run electric out to my barn before the ground freezes. I have 8 EE's.
I have buckeyes (hardly any comb) I want chanteclers, bred by a Canadian monk, and I have golden laced wyandottes. I live in northern MI. This is my first winter and I got birds with minimal combs.
Chanteclers for sure. The partridge ones are so pretty. They're from Canada and known for being good cold weather birds.

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