114 degrees????? Does anyone ever bring their chicken inside???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Carenm, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Carenm

    Carenm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even with a water spritzer and some shade not sure this temperature is going to be ok!

    Has anyone ever brought their chickens inside??

    Arizona chicken owners???? What do you do??
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Keep the water plentiful and in the shade. Make sure the birds have shade. Insure good air flow. The more the better.

    They'll lay around during the heat of the day and become more active in the early morning and early evening just before dark.

    They'll be OK. Maybe not very happy, but they'll be OK.
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Shadeshadeshade--Lots of water, some water pans they can wade in, MAYBE a mister, frozen water bottles, wet down the run for "evap" and sometimes I'll make AC rooms like this:
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    Big things- SHADE & WATER
     
  4. Doc Henry

    Doc Henry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours like a nice pit of sandy loam in the shade they dig a hole and sit in the cool dirt. Some breeds take the heat better than others Cochins don't do well. Keep the shade plentiful and a mister doesn't hurt.
     
  5. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is a single wide mobile home and when it starts getting hot I turn on the evaporative cooler plus there are fans in most of the rooms too.
     
  6. Penturner

    Penturner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    misters
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:this is what I have been doing with most of my quail
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Soak the ground under the bushes so they can dig into it, keep the misters going, lots of shade!
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yep. The other thing I take into consideration - I leave my chickens alone during the hottest part of the day. They get all excited and cluster around when treats are brought out, so I don't do that when it's hot. Left to their own devices, they'll rest in the shade.
     
  10. Dog Goatee

    Dog Goatee New Egg

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    I live in Tucson AZ and I am a first time chicken owner. I got 2 black sex-link chicks on October 1st and I have been worrying since then about what I was going to do when summer is here and it will be over 100 degrees most of the summer. Today it's 101. I finally figured out how to solve the problem. I bought a wire metal dog crate and put it against the doggie door so the girls can come in the house when it's hot and not poop all over the house then go back to the yard when it cools down. The dog doesn't go out when it's hot so he doesn't seem to mind his door being blocked during the day.
     

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