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Newbie in Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kpgoldstar, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. kpgoldstar

    kpgoldstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    My name is Kristine and my husband and I are just starting research into a backyard chicken flock. We think we'd like to start with 4 birds, hens only. Any advice out there for breeds that can tolerate our summer high temps is most welcome!
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Florida. If you can keep them cool - Swamp like coolers - I spray a cypress tree in the run and let the wind do its thing with the cooling. You can offer them frozen water bottles to lay upon or cold watermelon. Shade. You can find ways to keep most breeds happy. I have had all kinds of different types of chickens. At first I did not order orpingtons because they are suppose to be cold hardy but I finally got some and they did fine in the heat! You just have to provide ways to keep cool in the heat because Heat can kill.

    Glad you joined us!

    Caroline
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined! [​IMG]
     
  5. heidisue

    heidisue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi :) build a coop with great ventilation (I think I have a link to mine in my profile, but there are lots of other examples here too. Visit us in the Arizona forum! Lots of ideas there.
     
  6. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC :)
     
  7. kpgoldstar

    kpgoldstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Heidisue! I checked out your pictures of the coop and I will look for the Arizona group on here.
    Kristine
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. heidisue

    heidisue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No prob, welcome to byc!
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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