I'm a newbie, about to get my first flock. Their purpose will be pets, eggs, pest control and manure. There doesn't seem to be much info on chickens that can take the heat (besides the fryin' pan ). We have some extreme weather here, with it getting up to 105 F in the summer. The coop I have is summer ready, with mainly just hardware cloth sides, under some big live oak trees. I also have a mister ready to install. The breeds I am interested in are Buff Orpingtons, Hew Hampshire Reds, and Dominiques. I have heard some blips about larger breeds being less heat tolerant. I am concerned for the BO's and I may even be interested in getting some Jersey Giants or Australorps in the future. Any personal experiences on these breeds' heat tolerance? THANKS!