Black Australorps in AZ??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AzRooster, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. AzRooster

    AzRooster Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2009
    SE. Arizona
    Anybody raise Black Australorps in AZ or anywhere else that gets as hot or similar?? Just curious cause of the nature of the Black feathers and the obvious heat in the summer time.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have a black star hen that is just as dark as an Australorp... she only has the slightest bit of red ticking on her breast.... she did fine last summer but she was a juvie back then.
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I live in Northern CA, my Australorps keep laying even when it gets over 100 here, they are
    known to do very well in the heat. They are originally from Australia where high temps are the norm. As long as they have some shade. One thing I do is put a mister on in their run
    during the hottest days. It's just a single one that you hook to the hose. It helps raise the temp a little to give them some relief.

    Have fun with them, they are my favorite breed.


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