4 Pullets, 95 degree weather, and a watermelon

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by tnt-ranch, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. tnt-ranch

    tnt-ranch Hatching

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    The girls enjoying their first watermelon half at 7 weeks. Clockwise starting with white Delaware: Donut, Ponyo, Polly and Elliot
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    Closeup of Donut digging in. Her crop was already bulging.
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    Elliot and Polly taking a dirt bath and trying to keep cool
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    Panting Elliot
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    I spiked their water with some Pedialyte and that seemed to perk them up. It's a hot summer!
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    Any other tips for keeping my poor girls from frying in this heat?

    Xoxo
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

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    Wetting their dust bathing areas, providing a shallow trough of water for them to stand in, putting ice in the water, fans in the coop. I'm sure you will find more ideas if you type "how to keep chickens cool" in the search box.

    Ct
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    Its so refreshing on a hot day! Love the pics! [​IMG] So glad you joined us!
     

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