I don't have any chickens, yet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Calsie, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Calsie

    Calsie New Egg

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    I'm still trying to decide what breed will do best in the San Fernando Valley, CA. It can get in the 100's for a couple of weeks in the summer here.

    I saw this site when I was on the Mother Earth site, so I thought I'd take a look. So much information -- I'm very excited!
     
  2. olliegrow

    olliegrow Out Of The Brooder

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    well since you don't get a winter..lol....jus about any chickens will do except cochins or other very feathery breeds. Rhode islands, barred rocks, and all the great layers should be fine...make sure they have plenty of shade and access to water and food in the shade. Im in NM so I know what you mean by heat..lol..
     
  3. Calsie

    Calsie New Egg

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    Thanks, good to know.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC!
    We're glad you decided to join. [​IMG]There is tons of information on here, so I'm sure you'll find answers to all your questions.[​IMG]
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    Most breeds should do fine in your climate, with adequate shade and water. However, you may want to ask around on the California state thread to see what any nearby neighbors might be keeping: California-Southern
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  9. Calsie

    Calsie New Egg

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    thanks.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. I would recommend Black Australorps. I raised them when I lived in the Corning, CA area where summer temperatures frequently reached 117-118 F (sometimes more), and when my other dual purpose breeds were listless, panting, and holding their wings out, my Black Australorps went about their usual business like troopers. In addition, they are calm and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets of them), and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breed you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     

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