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Just got a coop, looking for pullets to start...need suggestions on what breed is good for this hot climate. Thanks! :idunno

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You might want to Google the Henderson Chicken Chart, it lists the characteristics of different breeds including their heat and cold tolerance

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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What is your goal for your chickens (meat, pets, eggs, etc).

Most chickens do just fine in hot weather. I'm on the AL coast and my orpington and barred rock did just fine. I've added black sex link and a cochin this spring. I know of quite a few people around that have cochins and they do fine. We have plenty of shade around for them to hang out in as well.

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I'm in Central Florida as well! I have a mixed bag of varieties (listed in my signature) :)  and all have done well so far. My recommendation is shade! Its so much cooler in the shade during the middle of the day. 

Kate

 

1 Husband, 1 Boy, 3 Kitties, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 2 Golden Comets, 2 Delawares, & 3 Easter Eggers.

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Kate

 

1 Husband, 1 Boy, 3 Kitties, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 2 Golden Comets, 2 Delawares, & 3 Easter Eggers.

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