Fat heat tolerant chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by McIntosh2019, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. McIntosh2019

    McIntosh2019 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys! I'm looking for some big/fluffy heat tolerant chickens. I live in Arizona, so during the summer it's average temperature is 105. I want chickens that are too big to fly, aren't broody, friendly, and heat tolerant. I already have a roo, barred rock, buff orpington, and an easter egger. They MUST all get along, and they must be sweet.

    If there is a chicken that isn't flighty (fat or not), that would be great. Also, I want a production bird (fair to AWESOME)![​IMG]

    Thanks guys!!!!!

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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, McIntosh2019, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Are you looking for layers or meat birds?? Before the advent of the Cornish X as THE meatbird, various dual purpose breeds like Rocks and Delawares ruled the roost, so to speak. I have read that the Red Rangers or Freedom Rangers are heat tolerant and good meat birds. If you are looking for laying hens, you can always trim their flight feathers. Good luck to you in your search!
     
  3. McIntosh2019

    McIntosh2019 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!!!!!!! I am really looking for heat tolerant birds that aren't good meat birds, but I don't want to have to trim their flight feathers. You haelped sooooo much!!!!

    Thanks!!!!!
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  4. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Brahmas are heat tolerant and don't fly well at all. Some strains are broody but most hatchery birds have that trait bred out of them.
     
  5. McIntosh2019

    McIntosh2019 Out Of The Brooder

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    KK!!! Thank you sooo much!!

    Thanks!!!!!
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  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site and best of luck!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck to you.
     

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