would it hurt if.....orpingtons in az

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by missrose, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. missrose

    missrose Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    do you think it is a good idea to have 3 orpingtons in an outdoor cage in 100 deegree weather?[​IMG]
  2. happi752

    happi752 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2009
    Casa Grande
    im out in the open desert in arizona. mine stay out year round in their runs. I have 70% shade cloth for them over the top of some of the run so they can have the choice of shade or sun. Also I keep shallow water pans filled daily so if they choose to go play around in the water to cool down they can.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    105 here today and my buff orp survived.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009
  4. christa7032

    christa7032 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 11, 2009
    I hose my bo's off in really hot weather (along with their coop). They hate it but they stop panting once they are wet. Also, I will let them into the yard so they can find more shade and bury themselves under my plants. We had weather over 110 her in southern california in recent weeks and they are fine.

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