Get the best cold hardy backyard chicken for you. There are chickens that have heart issues.
True, you can slow chick’s growth down as chicks to prevent health issues. You can feed them less crude protein or ration their meals. I’ve even heard of just doing more feedings in a day. Or you could just get a chicken that’s not going to kill over due to your high altitude which most very cold climate have.
This is a compiled list of cold hardy backyard chicken. Obviously, I can not include all the options; however, all of these chicken are dual purpose, which means can be eaten, or used as layers. There are a few helpful links at the bottom. Word of warning, avoid Cornish X’s as they will have health problems, to begin with.
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