Cold Hardy Buff Orpingtons in HOT Oklahoma

krissieschickies

Chirping
9 Years
May 5, 2010
9
16
79
I need to know how all the Buff Orpington's living in Oklahoma are doing. I heard they are cold hardy but worry about my new flock and how the hot summers in Oklahoma will affect them. Any advice?
 

3dogs

Chirping
10 Years
Aug 12, 2009
110
2
99
southern CA
I am in a hot area in southern California - as in 90's to 100+ all summer - gag! Being retired, I have the opportunity to check on my BBS orps during the day. Shade is good! I freeze containers (formerly 16oz. cottage cheese containers) of water and put them into their waterers to give them a cool drink. I also spray water on the ground in shady areas and the birds hunker down on the cool wet spots. This is a desert-like area, so humidity isn't an issue. My birds do not like being misted with water, although when it rains they are active outdoors - go figure!
 

krissieschickies

Chirping
9 Years
May 5, 2010
9
16
79
Thanks for the info. Mine tend to hole up in the coop in the rain. I will mist the ground when it gets hot and make sure they are in the shade.
 

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