What breeds work for the south?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by marciasample, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. marciasample

    marciasample Hatching

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    My friend and I are starting out with our chicks as soon as the coop is done. I have been successful in the past with Buff Orpingtons and Rhode Island Red hens. We are curious as to any other breeds that can take the heat in Louisiana.
     
  2. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

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    Quote:Barred Rocks
    Buff Orpingtons
    Rhode Island Reds
    Black Australorp
    Easter Eggers
    Light Brahmas

    I found with the heat the larger standard breeds work best they seem to be able to handle it ok, both in the winter and summer.

    [​IMG] Good luck
     
  3. TBJumper0514

    TBJumper0514 Chirping

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    Hi! Glad to see another Louisiana person! What part are you in? I'm in the New Orleans area.

    My Barred Rock, Buff Orpingtons and Brown Leghorn are doing well with the climate. Hoping to add some different breeds soon!
     

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