Originally Posted by hbeam21
I just gave my chickens cold watermelon and they love it. It's starting to get too hot outside. I have them under nice big trees, but it's still hot. Can you give me ideas on how to get them cool? I was thinking about freezing fruit and giving it to them.
Originally Posted by cmom
I have sprinklers in some of my pens and I put them on for awhile during the day to cool the ground. Each sprinkler will wet 3 pens. The birds all have shade trees and shade/rain tables to get under too. I cleaning out the freezer and giving them some older frozen vegies.
We got a kiddie pool with flat stones in it off the back so the little ones will be less to not be able to get out. Since I hang around the property all day, when I get hot, I figure they might be hot too so I spray the ground here and there with the hose. Jeanie like to get dipped in the pool...just her legs till her belly feather touch the water...for now. I also wet down the mini barns roof. Yea, on the frozen stuff...and ice cubes in the water bowls.