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As a person is spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a breed of chicken you have to be sure you are choosing the right one. There are many things that should shape your decision when choosing a chicken breed. You may really want a particular breed, but it just may not be suited to your garden, flock or if you have kids.
OUR TOP 10 HOT CLIMATE CHICKEN BREEDS
For a chicken that lay a good amount of large white eggs and is beautiful, the Golden Campine is the one. Not only are they really good egg layers their tight-fitting feathers make them really heat hardy. These chickens are active and alert birds that love to run free in the garden and forage about.Read More
The Penedesnca is really heated hardy bird as are most of the Mediterranean chicken breeds. Their tight-knit feathers and light body weights do not fare well in the cold but can withstand the heat. Not only are they heat hardy, but they also offer a very unique chicken addition to your flock. They have a comb that is a Kings or Carnation comb. It makes these birds look like royalty wearing a crown on their heads. Did I mention they lay wonderful dark brown eggs?
Plymouth Rock is friendly dual-purpose birds that love to free-range but also do well in confinement. They also lay lots of large brown eggs for the table and are very heat tolerant birds. They may be docile chickens but do not be fooled they are rather spritely, love attention, smart and will bring loads of delight to your garden.Read More
Leghorn is not the friendliest of chicken breeds and can be a bit aggressive and downright mean. But like with most animals if raised right can be tamed. They are also an all-rounder in that they are low maintenance, take to both confinement and free-range well, are active and intelligent and lay lots of extra-large white eggs. They also do very well in the heat!Read More
Appenzeller is good layers of white eggs and is the national bird of Switzerland. As with most swiss animals they are excellent climbers and love to be up high in the trees. These unusual looking birds with their V-shaped combs and strange forward pointing combs are also really heat tolerant. They have a quirky nature and love to be active they are not for confined spaces as they love to roam free!Read More
They are extremely rare and quite wild, but they are also exceptionally beautiful. You may not get a lot of eggs from a Sumatra, but they are really heat hardy. They are a very good show bird but be warned they are not friendly and were originally kept as a game fowl. Read More
Easter Eggers is a very versatile hybrid chicken. They are good in both the cold and the heat. They are also very friendly, fun to have and lay loads of fresh eggs for your table. These birds really do have the cutest of faces!Read More
The Andalusian has no problem with the heat. They are quite a rare breed although they are slowly coming back from the brink of nearly fading away. The lay a decent amount of large white eggs and are very active breed but do take to confinement well.Read More
The Minorca is a very active chicken and is the largest of all the Mediterranean class chicken breeds. They can be a bit flighty and temperamental, but they are quite accepting of their humans. The also lay a good amount of extra-large white eggs. As with most Mediterranean breeds, their tight-knit feathers make them heat tolerant. They are also very beautiful and make for a great show bird for those interested in poultry shows.Read More
The Welsummer is the rooster breed that appears on the Kellogg’s cornflake box. These beautiful hens lay large chocolate colored eggs for the table and a good amount too. Their temperaments vary from friendly to downright snooty, but it depends on how they are bred really. But they are very heat hardy chickens that will add a touch of color to your flock.Read More
If you are new to owning chickens, looking to starting out before making a choice of chicken breed it is best to have a clear vision as to what you are wanting to get out of owning chickens. Are you looking for fresh eggs, a pet, etc? For advice on keeping chickens see our “The first-time chicken owners starter guide”.