Egyptian Fayoumis and Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ameraucanacrazy, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in ga and it can get cold and hot and i was wondering if Egyptian Fayoumis are easy to rais in cold and hot conditions and are orpingtions good layers do they lay all year round or just in spring and summer
    adn if anyone has pics of either breed they would be greatly appriciated

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  2. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fayoumis are excellent for hot climates, they are from ancient Egypt. They are very self reliant and almost feral, they are almost impossible to catch if you free range, though. here is a vid someone made on youtube:

    Or just go to youtube and search for egyptian fayoumi. They are my favorite chicken: independent, flighty, gorgeous feathering and tail, and real talkers. I will have my daughter post pics of ours when she gets home (she's the computer guru), they are gorgeous birds
     
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  3. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do they get broody offten and do thye make good mothers
     
  4. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 Fayoumis that does get broody but we haven't hatched chicks before, so I don't know if they make good mothers. I will post pics in a bit.
     
  5. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks and does this breed handel cold weather well
     
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  6. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    r the roos mean
     
  7. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in Oregon and weather is not too warm or too cold. So, I am not sure, but it seems as though they wouldn't be good in cold unless you had a heat lamp in the coop. We don't have any roos, so I wouldn't know. But they are gorgeous birds!!
     
  8. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics:

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  9. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had orpintgons. I'm going to get my first 4 of those ever today. But I did a lot of asking around like you are before I decided to get them. They seem to be very friendly birds, good layers of LARGE brown eggs, and yes they do handle cold weather well and I am sure they handle hot weather well. I live in south Tennessee, it gets pretty cold around here in winter and pretty hot during the summer. This winter it got in the teens and already its getting in the 90's during the day. The woman I'm getting mine from lives 35 minutes away so I'm sure her weather is the same as mine.

    Getting a bird to lay in winter all has to do with the lighting cycle that you provide for them. Chickens must get 14 hours of day light in order to lay eggs during the winter.
     
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  10. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, Fayoumis are excellent layers!!
     

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