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I want to have orpingtons

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bangi, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. bangi

    bangi Chirping

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    My dear friends,
    I want to have at least 2 orpington chickens, but the problem is that I cannot find them in Afghanistan.
    Do you have any suggestions regarding this matter?
    Is it possible to import eggs or chicks from other country?
    I'm really mad for them.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Can an orpington handle an Afghan summer where you live? They're fairly heat hardy but extended time over 100F/38C would be very hard on them.

    It is possible to ship hatching eggs, live poultry is harder and more expensive. You just have to do all the paperwork.

    This may get you on the right track.
    http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2013/04/0061.xml
     
  3. bangi

    bangi Chirping

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    I live an area which has a cold climate.summer temperatures do not go above 21 degree centigrate.
    and the humidity level also remains very low.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Well you're ok then.
    Where I live it goes from -28 to +42 so very tough to pick breeds.
     

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