Originally Posted by Lookin4GoodLife
What are "heat beaters"? I have 6 golden sex links and they seem to pant now that it's gotten hot during the day, but they don't seem to be in stress otherwise. Their mouths are pretty much always open during the heat of the day.
Mostly I just keep a close eye on them, I might toss a treat to gauge activity level,
make sure no one is stroking out....if they start stumbling or can't get up, it's time to get extreme(dip in cool water) tho I've never had to.
But late afternoons on really hot days I try to offer some relief with:
-melon rinds(stored in the fridge).
-large shallow pans with a bit of water and some ice cubes to wade in a drink from.
(will hold a suffering bird in there to cool their feet-it's funny, they fight it for a second then I can almost hear the sigh of relief while their body relaxes).
-wetting the shady part of the run to cool it a bit more.
-box fan in the coop.