Brahma's were at the top of my list for breeds I wanted to consider. Now they are still there with Orpington's. We live in southern/coastal Alabama. Hot sticky summers. I've been told brahama's aren't a good breed for us to consider - hard to keep clean and summer sucks for them. They'd be free ranging with the 5 ducks in the back yard. I'd have a total of 3 chickens... thinking 2 orpingtons and 1 brahma if the brahma will do ok with the summers here. It rains. The yard stays soggy for a bit and then puddles are gone. Lots of trees/shrubs to be under to get out of the rain or things to hide under. What has been your experience with brahma's in hot/humid weather? Should I cross them off the list for good?