New to this in Central Fl.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by purplehands2, May 16, 2016.

  1. purplehands2

    purplehands2 Just Hatched

    Apr 7, 2016
    Just got a coop, looking for pullets to start...need suggestions on what breed is good for this hot climate. Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Welcome to BYC :)

    You might want to Google the Henderson Chicken Chart, it lists the characteristics of different breeds including their heat and cold tolerance
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  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    What is your goal for your chickens (meat, pets, eggs, etc).
    Most chickens do just fine in hot weather. I'm on the AL coast and my orpington and barred rock did just fine. I've added black sex link and a cochin this spring. I know of quite a few people around that have cochins and they do fine. We have plenty of shade around for them to hang out in as well.
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  4. Tooshay89

    Tooshay89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2016
    Central Florida
    I'm in Central Florida as well! I have a mixed bag of varieties (listed in my signature) :) and all have done well so far. My recommendation is shade! Its so much cooler in the shade during the middle of the day.
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