Best suited for this area?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by cherrykist, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. cherrykist

    cherrykist Hatching

    Feb 12, 2013
    Greensboro North Carolina
    I will be living in the foothills (Yadkinville Yadkin county) soon and I am trying to find a breed that suits my wants/needs. I am looking for docile. We have grandchildren so I don't need attack chickens. They don't have to be lap chickens but I don't want skittish. I want a breed that is tolerant of the crazy weather that happens here...sometimes really hot and sometimes really cold. I am not at the moment planning on roos. I want a decent layer. I will be letting them free range only when I am out there with them which during the warmer months will be quite often. I like the color of the Buff Orpingtons, hubby likes a more patterned chicken. We won't be eating them. Suggestions?

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    That's a good question for people to ask. What do you mean by really hot and really cold? What are your temperature extremes?
    Answering that will help us help you. I've been to several areas in NC, especially the mountains and don't remember extreme heat but I don't live there.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  3. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Songster

    Apr 12, 2012
    SW Florida

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