Category: Chicken Breeds

Best chicken breeds for hot weather

If you live in an area where you experience temperatures of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit / 38 degrees Celsius,  it is a good idea to avoid the large-sized and feathery chickens.

In hot weather, most Bantams do well with the exception of the feather-footed varieties.

The following Standard breeds are highly recommended for hot climates:

Common Hot Weather Breed Chickens

  • Blue Andalusians
  • Light Brown Leghorns
  • Golden Campines
  • White Leghorns



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Best Chicken Breeds for Cold Weather

If you live in a cold Climate are where the temperature drops below freezing during part or all of the year, it is best to have Standard Chickens rather than Bantams.

Standards are hardier and fare better than Bantams in cooler to cold climates. Chicken combs and wattles are an important factor to consider since the smaller they are, the less they will be affected by frostbite.

Common Cold Weather Chicken Breeds are:

  • Chanticleers
  • Plymouth Rocks
  • Langshans
  • Sussexes
  • Orpingtons
  • Wyandottes



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