A little nervous for the rest of this week with the heat

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Carenm, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Carenm

    Carenm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are going to be well into the 100's. We have a spritzer system going for when its in the 90's but will that keep them cool enough in the 100's???? I did the ice water thing where we freeze bottles of water but they seemed oblivious to them when I put the bottles out there. I don't know what else to do.
     
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Its humid where I live in south Texas and mister systems don't work here. I'm guessing that if they need the frozen water in bottles, they'll use it. We rarely get over 100 f here near the Gulf so mine should be OK. I'm going to provide frozen bottles anyway, just in cast...
     
  3. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd still watch them. The humidity added to the heat..... I grew up in Central/South Tx and there were times when the temps were in the mid 90's but with humidity added in it was miserably opressive outside. My horses used to wave the water hose at me because they wanted to be hosed down with the nice cool-lukewarm water. No cold water in the middle of summer unless it came out of the frig.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Lots of shade and box fans. I had to use them all summer in Austin. Cool fresh water non-stop. Sometimes I would put a bag of ice in a tub and let the fan blow across that.

    Good luck. TX is hard on chickens!
     

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