Posts Tagged ‘winter layers’

Winter egg colors February 1, 2013 2 Comments

Winter egg colors: do you see any differences in your flock? I keep many different chicken breeds, and get many different egg colors. I have chocolate brown, terracotta brown, medium brown, pale beige, pink, parchment, and several different colors of blue and green. It’ s a nice mix, really. Throughout most of the year, my […]

Winter layers and Cold hardiness – NOT the same thing! December 28, 2012 48 Comments

One of the mistakes I initially made years ago when choosing my chicken breeds was that I didn’t understand that there was a difference between cold hardy breeds and winter layers. To me, a breed that was described as cold hardy was bound to be a winter layer, too. But that’s not true. It’s just not the […]