Newbie from Olmito Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gatordog, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Gatordog

    Gatordog Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello ever body. I should finish my chicken Coop this weekend. Just need to finish screening with hardware cloth and cement the hardware cloth in the ditch around the parameter. I live in deep South Texas, where Texas meets Mexico and the Gulf, so it is usually very Hot here. Thus the subject of my question is, what is the preferred breed to get for my hot climate. I would like a Dual purpose bird like to get some Plymouth Rocks, but is a breed that was developed in a Hotter climate better and if so what is the breed and where to get the babies.

    My coop base is 6 foot by 5 foot, with a 6 foot by 8 foot run attached to the coop, and I have 3 inside roosting boxes and 1 outside roosting platform. the coop is 3 feet off the ground so the outside run is actually 11 by 6.
     
  2. epignosisjs

    epignosisjs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  4. rival001

    rival001 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. I know what you mean about heat & humidity, it's been in the low 100s here this weekend. No matter which breed you choose there are some things you can do to help with the heat: freeze jugs of water so they can lay next to them, using misters, giving them chilled or frozen fruits like watermelon, berries, etc, putting ice in their waterers, wetting down their run, putting up tarps or shade cloth on the sides and/or top of their run to create shade, & turning a garbage can on its side & putting a frozen jug in it to create a cool place for them to rest. Those are just a few things, if you do a search on here you can find plenty more.
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  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  9. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. SanctusPullus

    SanctusPullus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Austin. I was told that Australorps do well in the Texas heat; the one I got is just a chick so we won't find out for a while. Good luck!
     

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