Heat hardy and quiet chickens

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by Lissa, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Lissa

    Lissa Junior Member

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    My friend in Texas has asked me what kind of chickens he should get. I do not know much about heat hardy birds since we don't get the high summer temps you guys get in the South. He also isn't supposed to have chickens according to his HOA but his town allows them. So, he needs them to be quiet birds.

    So, can anyone who lives in the "hot zone" recommend a good layer that is quiet and can handle the heat?

    Thanks!
     
  2. AlexTS113

    AlexTS113 New Member

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    Try bantams, if that helps:))
     

  3. Cluckspert

    Cluckspert New Member

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  4. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Pickin Chicken App for Smart phones worked well for me. Have fun choosing.
     
  5. haley4217

    haley4217 Junior Member

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    I live in West Texas where we deal with high temperature but with lower humidity. I've selected Silver Spangled Hamburgs which are a smaller hen, generally quite, docile, medium sized egg about every 28 hours. This breed handles heat well and deals with cold also.
     
  6. Lissa

    Lissa Junior Member

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. He was building the coop today. I hope he knows what he is getting himself into. LOL...
     
  7. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

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    Consider the Buckeye....tell your friend to stay away from ANY roosters and he should be okay unless the hens are ALL laying at the same time!!! Hens that are trying to lay cluck very loudly during that laying period....some are morning layers some lay in the afternoon. His HOA neighbors are going to know sooner or later that he has hens!!!:D
     
  8. ReTIRED

    ReTIRED New Member

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  9. Lissa

    Lissa Junior Member

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    Thanks everyone for the info.
    Unfortunately, my friend didn't listen to me and went out and bought 9 straight run chickens. 3 Doms, 3 Americaunas and 3 Sussex.
    Buckeye....I know...my hens are super loud when they lay and spot a hawk or stray cat. The HOA will know, you are right about that. Well, I will use the chart for when I can convince hubby to get more chickens! Thanks!!! :)
     
  10. ReTIRED

    ReTIRED New Member

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    Your "friend" will probably do O.K. with the Chickens that he bought. He just probably will have 5 or 6 ROOSTERS !

    LIVE and LEARN.
    Ha-Ha !!! :D
    -ReTIRED- :)