Starting a flock in Arizona...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Happychi2019, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Ausralorp

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  2. Wyandotte’s

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  3. Your choice

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Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Happychi2019

    Happychi2019 Chirping

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    Hi. I am new to raising chickens myself as we just got an acre of land in nw Arizona. I am so excited to start my own new flock! I remember my Grandparents had chickens and we loved them. Our coop/ run is almost finished but I am waiting until early March to get chicks or eggs to hatch. I am doing lots of research on the different breeds which is how I found this thread. I want to raise a healthy group that will do well in our hot summers. Thanks for accepting me as I have learned so much already.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. If I were in Arizona, I would go with the Mediterranean breeds assuming that eggs was your major desire.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens. I'm sorry I have no experience with HOT weather - I live in what seems to be the frozen midwest. I'm sure the next responders will have advice to give you. You can also post on the Arizona state thread.
     
  4. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Ducks!

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the BYC community. :celebrate
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    I live in hot Houston, TX and I have both breeds in your poll.
    If I had to chose one I would choose the Australorp in a heartbeat.
    Great layers. Wyandotte not as great.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


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  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    Found this in a blog for warm climate chickens.
    1. Laurie Crittenden on August 26, 2011 at 9:36 AM
      Living in Texas this summer with the very extreme heat and drought I have been really surprised by my chickens. I did not know what breeds did well when I bought them. I have a Cuckoo Maran, Buff Minorca, Red Star sexlink and most surprising, a Russian Orlof. I found out after I had them that the little Russian girl was developed for Siberia! Well, she and the others are laying an egg almost every day. This is their second summer. They don’t get out much but are real happy when they do............ WELCOME!!..................Also... another list......
      Popular Heat-Tolerant Breeds

      Black Australorp
      Brahma
      Delaware
      Leghorn
      New Hampshire Red
      Plymouth Rock
      Rhode Island Red
      Sussex
     
  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! Bets wishes and have lots of fun! :ya:wee:ya:wee:ya:wee
     
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  8. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Crowing

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    :welcome
    Welcome to our eggcelent flock here at BYC
     
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  9. Happychi2019

    Happychi2019 Chirping

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    I am looking for good egg production. Thanks.
     
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  10. Happychi2019

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