Looking for a breed...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MaggieRae, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    I've been thinking about getting chickens after wanting them for several years. A friend of mine told me about this site. I live in Texas, so we have hot summers to deal with. I need a friendly breed that won't mind being cooped up. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
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  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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  5. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    I've done the mypetchicken site, and it offered some good information. [​IMG] I was just curious if anyone had some personal experience down in these hot summer states.
    I have neighbors, not that close, about an acre or two away.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Welcome.

    Is it hot there? Really?[​IMG]

    I have a light brown leghorn that is real mellow and does well in the heat.

    Red and black Sex links...

    I have a CA white X Porcelain D'Uccle that does well.
     
  7. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and WELCOME to BYC from NC
     
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     
  9. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    What are you looking for in a chicken? eggs, meat, eggs and meat, as a pet only, to show, to raise young chickens, to develop a breeding program, good with young children, quiet, strange-looking? Hard to make a meaningful recommendation if you don't know the criteria.
     
  10. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Hi Maggierae! I live in Texas and I have about 15 different breeds of chickens. They all are doing well with the heat. I make sure they have access to shade and water. I say go with what your hearts desire is, they will do just fine. Welcome ! Micah [​IMG]
     

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