I am already planning a ranch of my own in the country of northwest Arizona. I am saving my earned money for what I will need. I joined this forum so that I could learn some about poultry. I am wondering which breed of chicks should I raise in a desert like climate. Our record high is 110 degrees in July and our record low is 4 degrees in January. Usually few and far between but I want something good for the dog days of summer and the chills between winter and fall. Any breeds in general that can withstand an average climate would be ideal but maybe a better heat resistance than anything else. Dry heat will take a toll on anything in my country and I want something that can hang in with me. Any experience or similar stories would help my cause and experienced help would be ideal. Thanks for sharing!