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What breed of chicken should I get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dinos_rock, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any chickens, but I am thinking about getting some. I want them for eggs, but I also want them to be friendly. I don't want them to peck at me every time I'm near them. Also I live in Arizona, it never snows where I live, but it gets pretty hot. In the winter it ranges from 50-70 degrees farenheit. In the summer, it gets to be 90-115 degrees farenheit (it once got to 120 about a decade ago). Will it be too hot/cold for them?
     
  2. sillygoose4ever

    sillygoose4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    I would suggest white leghorns for eggs. They aren't exactly the tamest breed of chicken though. Also our Speckled Sussex are very tame and we get enough eggs from them... Good Luck! Try a variety of breeds works best.
     
  3. sillygoose4ever

    sillygoose4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    I would worry about the heat in your situations. In Wisconsin it gets below Zero and our chickens ussually do fine. In the hot Summer months though, even when it's only like 90 degrees is plenty warm for them. I dont know exactly what type of breeds will do best in such a hot climate. Good Luck
     
  4. sillygoose4ever

    sillygoose4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    I bet the eggs could boil themselves if they stay outside for too long! How would a chicken there manage to keep her eggs at 99.5 degrees during incubations? Thats very interesting. Never thought about that...[​IMG]
     
  5. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Here's a link to My Pet Chicken web site. In this link it will ask you a few questions on what you are looking for and then it will give you breeds that meet your needs. It easy to use. [​IMG] Give it a try http://www.mypetchicken.com/breedQuestions.aspx
     
  6. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, Thanks. Also it only get up to 115 on very hot days. It is usually around 100-110. Would they be fine if they had plenty of shade and water?
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:I ordered Ideal 236's from Ideal poultry. They are a special breed of white leghorns that Ideal breed. They are VERY sweet. They're to young to lay but as far as sweetness they are the best breed I have. ideal-poultry.com they're in Texas. Go to Shop Online and click on leghorns. It'll tell you all about the ideal 236's. They say they are really good layers.
     
  8. sillygoose4ever

    sillygoose4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    I will have to try those. The ones I bought locally were always so hard to catch. Maybe it was just the way they were raised. thanks
     
  9. sillygoose4ever

    sillygoose4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    I think almost any kind of chicken would be fine as long as they have plenty of cold water and shade. maybe try a dugout house, might keep it cooler? good luck

    how can you live where it is so hottt? [​IMG]
     
  10. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well its not hot it is a dry heat. when i was there i didn't even notice the difference from Houston to Arizona heat except the humidity i love it out there!
     

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