Breeds of Domestic Chickens

That Do Well in Cold Weather


You will find that some chicken breeds suffer the adversities of the falling temperatures in winter more than others.


Beyond their resistance to cold, Australorps give you a whole lot of eggs. You can get as many as 250 eggs per chicken in a year. 


Orpingtons owe their cold-tolerance to their abundant fluffy plumage. You can get around 200-280 eggs from them in a year. 


The Dominique breed was built for cold. Hens are decent layers that can give around 150 to 200 light-brown eggs in a year.

If you are a poultry farmer or a chicken owner living in a temperate region, you will benefit from having cold-hardy chickens around.