Change in altitude

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dnorgard, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. dnorgard

    dnorgard Hatching

    Mar 9, 2008
    Our daughter in Phoenix (elevation about 700ft) wants us to take some of her 1-2 year old flock. We live in the higher region of AZ where it's a little over 5300' in elevation. It gets below freezing regularly but my main concern is the altitude difference. Anyone foresee a problem?
  2. Oh wow, what a great question! (sadly, I have no idea what the effect of elevation is on chickens, so I am no help at all [​IMG] )
    I know what the effect is on people, tho, moving from sea level to over 6500ft. I had a headache for 6 months and could barely breathe for abut 3.
    I imagine there would be an effect on chickens, as well.
    Hopefull, some wisened veteran of chickens will chime in with a definitive answer for you. They know everything around here!

    Brightest Blessings

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: