Breeds that can handle Texas summers...?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BorderKelpie, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Hi,

    I am considering placing an order with My Pet Chicken, but before I do, I want to make sure I am not going to make any of my new birds suffer. I am considering a standard Cochin (blue) and a Buff Orpington. I think they're gorgoeus. What I am worried about is they seem the have such heavy fearthering, will they be able to handle the heat in the summer? I live outside Dallas and summers can get a bit warm. I am also wanting to get some Easter Eggers, a Plymouth Rock and a Sussex. I know the PR and the EE's can handle it, I have some now, but the others I worry about.
    Any opinions before I place my order?
    Thanks!
     
  2. photofarm

    photofarm New Egg

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    Mar 3, 2009
    Hi,

    I am also a fellow Texan (we live in Parker, which is NE of Dallas)....and I am a new chicken owner. I just ordered 5 Buff Orphingtons from MPC. I was also concerned about choosing a breed that could tolerate the heat.

    Our neighbor has a flock of various birds, and his Orphingtons do fine here in Texas. So after seeing his success with them, and hearing such wonderful things about their personalities and temperment-I decided to take the plunge. I also think they are very attractive birds. I can't wait for their arrival in April!

    Good luck!
     
  3. wolfie

    wolfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they will do ok I have BO and a Barred rock and they do ok and my friend has EEs and they do great. I am from Fort Worth so the temps are sort of similar.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009
  4. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    You people are awesome - Thanks! I'll go place my order now
    Yippee! chickies![​IMG]
     

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