What breeds do best in Florida?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CelticOaksFarm, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I am on the Atlantic coast, south and east of Orlando, South of Daytona, South of Kennedy Space Center.

    Are there breeds that will do better/worse here in Florida over others?
     
  2. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a sicilian buttercup among others. She's a very sweet, small girl and the breed is supposed to do well in the heat.
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    I think they all do good. Heavy breeds might not be good with the heat.
    I have BR,RIR, ameracuanas, welsummers& mutts. They all do pretty good!
     
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  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    [​IMG] Hello from West Palm Beach and [​IMG]

    I have a large mixed bouquet of many different chicken breeds and they all seem to do well here in our heat. Of course they all lay around in the shade & pant during the fiercest parts of the day, but get right back up & bop around later in the afternoon. As long as they have ample water and nice shady spots for lounging your birds should be just fine.

    But one thing you should keep in mind where you live is H-word protection. Build your coops strong, wind/rain/flood resistant right from the start, and have an H-word emergency plan for your flock as well as for yourselves.

    You know what I'm talking about, right? I don't even want to say the word out loud!
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Hubby says he will be anchoring them just like our sheds are.

    Good to know I can have fun with a colorful flock here.
     

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