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Buff Orpingtons????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NickyNawlins, May 10, 2008.

  1. NickyNawlins

    NickyNawlins Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Louisiana so the weather gets really humid and hot around here during the summer. My question is If I got some Buff Orpingtons would they do well where I live?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Our humidity is pretty bad here too, but my buff seems to do fine.
     
  3. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty humid here in NC.
    I have 10, but I have not been through a summer. However, I think plenty of people around here have them.
     
  4. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff orpingtons do fine in Louisiana. I live in south Louisiana and have a flock of 19 buff orps. I have had buffs for many years since they are my personal preferred breed to raise. You will have no problem with them here.
     
  5. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What part of LA are you from? I don't have any Orps. yet, but will before long. I know that Yogiman has lots of Orps. and he lives in SouthWest LA. All of his chickens have been doing good.

    Dorothy
     
  6. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure they have plenty of clean drinking water and they should do just fine.

    >>>Your avatar can stop doing arobics, 'cause he's slim enough already! [​IMG]<<<
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    This leads me to the next thought.
    Ive always reckoned a chicken is a chicken. Ive never lived where there are serious extremes of climate, so I just figure that if I could live there, then so can a chicken.

    So what chickens are bad for certain locales. Are there breeds you should avoid because you live in a particular climate?
    What about really hot climes? Really cold ones?
     
  8. rossafini

    rossafini Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LOL
     
  9. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I have seen plenty on cold weather breeds but never anything on what can't tolerate the heat. Could someone start a thread on it? Elderoo makes a good point. Inquiring minds would like to know..........[​IMG]
     
  10. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Consider it done. Ill put it in the BREED section.
     

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