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Looks like my Buff Orpington rooster has frostbite on his comb from this last cold snap ☹ Last year my Ameraucana/EE rooster went the whole winter with no frostbite... I want to keep a good sized rooster to raise my own meat birds but I’m pretty disappointed with this comb.
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What kind of roosters do you all keep and do you deal with frostbite every winter?
 

R2elk

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Looks like my Buff Orpington rooster has frostbite on his comb from this last cold snap ☹ Last year my Ameraucana/EE rooster went the whole winter with no frostbite... I want to keep a good sized rooster to raise my own meat birds but I’m pretty disappointed with this comb.
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What kind of roosters do you all keep and do you deal with frostbite every winter?
I don't show chickens so I don't worry about frostbite. I have had cream legbar roosters get half their comb dubbed from frostbite. It never seemed to bother them.

I am currently working on Rose Comb Legbars and do have an extra cockerel that someone is welcome to save from the soup pot if they come get him.
 

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I don't show chickens so I don't worry about frostbite. I have had cream legbar roosters get half their comb dubbed from frostbite. It never seemed to bother them.

I am currently working on Rose Comb Legbars and do have an extra cockerel that someone is welcome to save from the soup pot if they come get him.
I am tempted... can you tell me about him and how big that breed normally gets?
 

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Urrg, it turns out that I have to house my mom’s chickens (& rooster) while she and dad are in the process of moving, basically until Christmas. Would you be able to hold on to him until then? I totally understand if you can’t.
 

R2elk

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Urrg, it turns out that I have to house my mom’s chickens (& rooster) while she and dad are in the process of moving, basically until Christmas. Would you be able to hold on to him until then? I totally understand if you can’t.
If you are serious about really wanting him, I can delay , er, pardon his execution. He will not be around by the first of February one way or the other.

I do have an older rooster that can move up to the head of the line in his place.
 

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I guess I should say no right now, just in case Mom needs me to hold her chickens past Christmas. ☹

When I get her chickens back to her, I will check in with you and see if you have any roosters at that time. I just don’t want you to count on me when the timing isn’t totally under my control.
 

R2elk

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I guess I should say no right now, just in case Mom needs me to hold her chickens past Christmas. ☹

When I get her chickens back to her, I will check in with you and see if you have any roosters at that time. I just don’t want you to count on me when the timing isn’t totally under my control.
That is fine. Right now I have four tom turkeys that are ahead of it on the list if no one buys them.
 

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