Best Chicken Breeds for Cold Weather

If you live in a cold Climate are where the temperature drops below freezing during part or all of the year, it is best to have Standard Chickens rather than Bantams.

Standards are hardier and fare better than Bantams in cooler to cold climates. Chicken combs and wattles are an important factor to consider since the smaller they are, the less they will be affected by frostbite.

Common Cold Weather Chicken Breeds are:

  • Chanticleers
  • Plymouth Rocks
  • Langshans
  • Sussexes
  • Orpingtons
  • Wyandottes



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