Heat tolerant chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KDWILS, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. KDWILS

    KDWILS New Egg

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    Hi my husband and I are new to the forum and are currently researching what types of chickens will survive in the desert heat in Arizona. We can get up to 120 in the summer. I've read that the "easter egg" breeds do well, but would welcome any and all advice. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Turkens, I swear those ugly beggars can live through anything. Seriously, EXTREMELY hardy and adaptable. I don't have any now, but I used to, they could tolerate anything. They were mutt naked necks-so they had hybrid vigor on their side, but great chickens.
     
  3. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. KDWILS

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    Eh, escape artists would not be good since we have resident bobcat, coyote, hawk, every predator you can imagine on our property. I swear they eye the cats through the picture windows and drool....
     
  5. LeghornGuy

    LeghornGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I live in Louisiana and the summers are hot and humid. (We have a humid subtropical climate)
    I have leghorn hens and they seem to do well in the summer heat. We have mild winters. My leghorn hens lay eggs daily from the late winter to mid fall (10 1/2 months). They are hyper and active.
    I read the Austrolorp are great too in the heat.
    I am going to order some Austrolorp in the Spring.

    Does anyone know about the Austrolorp?
    Good luck with your flock and keep us posted.
     

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