Favorite Hot-Weather Breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Draconargentum, May 10, 2007.

  1. Draconargentum

    Draconargentum Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2007
    Heya, all. I'm down here in Phoenix, AZ, sweating out the summer and wondering: what kind of birds do you know of that deal well with high summer heat, mild winter temps, and low year-round humidity? I'm not going to be getting chickens for awhile (at least not until I get my own house), but I'd like to start planning for when I do.
  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    I read in a book that the smaller the bird the easier it took the heat. So maybe bantams would be best or smaller standards. I think the larger the bird the better they take the cold. Anyone else?
  3. Draconargentum

    Draconargentum Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2007
    Yeah, I read that too. But I was thinking about mostly banties, anyway.

    Someone also suggested Orpingtons, saying that "loose feather" birds generally do better...What exactly does that mean? And what are some other loose-feather chickens?
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
  5. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    I keep hearing that naked necks are good for the heat; but I think they are an acquired taste. Personally, I think they look like a buzzard got to the hens. [​IMG] They seem to be very large also.

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