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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OrganicHouse, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. OrganicHouse

    OrganicHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there. We are a family of 3 just starting out in the raising of chickens. We have our coop all planned out and are getting ready to start our build (will post before and after pics as the time comes). We live near Austin Tx and it can get Extremely hot during the summer months (upwards of 110 degrees and 90% humidity for months on end) and we want to make sure we bring in a hearty breed that can handle that type of weather. Does anyone have any recommendations? We are excited to start this new process and are looking forward to learning from y'all who have been doing this a while.
     
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  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out our Breeds section, top of the page, brown bar. You can search the section by characteristics you're interested in, including heat tolerant.

    Many people start with a standard 4 sided building for a coop in the south, and have to rebuild it. Look over the pics and designs in this thread, which are much more well suited for our climate:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/163417/please-show-me-your-hot-weather-coops/0_20
     
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  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] In the hot climes many use open sided coops - with hardware cloth sides on 2 or 3 sides instead of solid walls.Also use of water misters is popular and coop/run placement underneath trees or maunfactured shade.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Organic House, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Looks like others have given you some pretty good advice so I'll just say best wishes and good luck to you!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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  10. OrganicHouse

    OrganicHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all.

    I will look into the web-sites and using electrolytes to help keep them cool. I appreciate all the great advice and guidance.

    We are so excited to get started on our new venture.
     

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