best chickens by area

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shaggy, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have seen many websites with suggestions on the best breed of chicken for a given purpose (egg-layers, dual purpose, and meat birds) ... but i have yet to find anywhere that sorts them according to best chickens suited for a given geographic area ... or even weather/temperature tolerances.


    has anyone ever seen a place that lets you know which chickens are best suited for a given area?

    i live in southeast texas and was curious which breed of chicken is best suited for long, hot, humid summers with short mild winters
     
  2. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GlenwoodFarm Out Of The Brooder

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  4. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks very much, i appreciate it
     
  5. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you go to the Breeds section at the very top of the BYC forum you might find some help. The Main Breed pages there are sortable by the columns. On the far right if you click the Climate Hardiness column it will sort all breeds by either Heat, Cold, or all climates. Hopefully, that could help with your breed decisions and maybe compare to what you have read elsewhere.
     
  6. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you go to the Breeds section at the very top of the BYC forum you might find some help. The Main Breed pages there are sortable by the columns. On the far right if you click the Climate Hardiness column it will sort all breeds by either Heat, Cold, or all climates. Hopefully, that could help with your breed decisions and maybe compare to what you have read elsewhere.

    wow -- i had never seen that before .... thank you so much

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  7. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    No problem. I wish BYC had it when I was deciding. When I was choosing I looked at all the different websites, especially MyPetChicken and the Henderson's Breed Chart. I am glad BYC has made something just as useful.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I decided on the LF brahmas because everything I read said that handle cold AND heat just fine. My flock has proven that to be true.
     

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