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Too hot for broody hen and chicks?

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Its 105 today and my chicks are hatching. Mom is really hot. Not sure what to do. I put a fan on but not directly on them. Maybe i should put iit directly on them...
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If they are in the shade and have access to water and a good dirt bath they will be fine.  BTW 105 degrees F is the body temp of a chicken.

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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The Broody and the chicks should be fine. I thought that my broody was overheating  when it was  hatching day and the day itself was a little hot -but she had shade and access to food and water, She was better than ever.

 

I wouldn't place the fan directly on them... At that point of hatch a chill like a fan could be fatal. Just let nature take its course.

 

Best of luck :thumbsup

 

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"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.

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