looking for birds that can with stand the az heat

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by mustangfree, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. mustangfree

    mustangfree New Egg

    Jul 16, 2011
    I am looking for birds that can with stand the az heat do not care if they are show birds and if there are any local hatcheries in or near az. do not want birds that are going to be agrisive.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. mrs_ed

    mrs_ed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2010
    Phx, AZ
    I am in Phx, and have 5 pullets...Buff Orp, Barred Rock, EE, australorp and a wyandotte. They all tolerate the heat very well actually. I turn the sprinklers on for a few minutes a cpl times a day and always make sure they have fresh cool water and shade, also a cat litter type of box filled with sand they will lay in b/c it stays cool. They all are doing well! I was a bit worried at first since this is their first summer here in phx, but so far this has worked out well [​IMG]
  4. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    I am in Texas and I swear by my Turkens/Naked Necks.
    The heat doess not bother them at all and we have been at 100+ for close to a month now. I have had them about 4 years and have never lost one to the heat.
    And we had an extremely cold winter and no frostbite for them.
    And they lay nice large brown eggs almost daily.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by