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Heat-tolerant breeds

If you live in the desert or a place where summer temperatures are above 90 degrees Fahrenheit for weeks at a time, you must take extra measures to keep your chicken flock cool. Make sure you have more than one source of water for your chickens.

If they’re able to roam freely in your garden, your chickens will probably try to bury themselves in cool soil under a large, shaded shrub.

If they’re in a chicken coop in high temperatures, provide plenty of water and fresh-air circulation — either natural or with fans. An automatic misting fogger system is also a good solution for extreme heat. Chickens in heat distress pant and lift their wings away from their bodies. In high temperatures, chickens stop eating and laying eggs too.

Following are some suggestions for heat-tolerant chicken breeds that originate from hot climates:

Andalusian

Catalana

Cubalaya

Fayoumi

Polish

Spanish

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