Can a Chantecler Beat the Heat??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gresh, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Gresh

    Gresh Songster

    Jul 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    How well do Chanteclers take hot weather? Or, more specifically, how well do you think they would take 90-98 degree summers, with occasional low 100s for heat indexes? I live in southwestern North Carolina, and we have hot summers (but not too hot) and cold winters (but not too cold). I know that Chanteclers were developed mainly for enduring cold climates, but I didn't know what exactly they could handle. Do you think that, if they were given a well-ventillated coop to retreat to, and also given a sprinkler or two to run through, they could stand the temps I gave? If anyone knows, please tell me! [​IMG]
  2. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Crowing

    Jan 31, 2010
    Northern Minnesota
    In Mn & Wi it frequently gets into the 90s with high humidity in July & Aug. The Chanteclers seem to adjust without any problems. Of course shade and good amount of fresh water in drinking founts is needed. I have never misted any birds.
  3. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Crowing

    Jun 15, 2010
    Western Wisconsin
    My chantecler did great this summer and it was hot and humid! He seemed to handle the heat better than my dorking.

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