I was wondering if there are any breeds that can cope with the heat better than others. I live in San Antonio and it gets very hot here. I don't even want to make an attempt at keeping chickens unless I know they are atleast going to survive the elements. Also, I was wanting to raise a few chicks, but my husband wants to buy older birds, but over here the best price I have found for laying hens is $15.00 each which I thought was ridiculous. Does anyone have any advice?