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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by lylak, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. lylak

    lylak Chirping

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    Hey everyone! I started raising chickens about a year ago at my daughter's request. In April I started selling eggs locally (for eating) so I could claim my expenses as a farm loss on my taxes. Turns out I really like this "hobby". It is so much fun to see people's faces when they hear you sell fresh eggs! What a fun experience! I live in Tulsa city limits and only have 4 of my own hens (2 of the original 6 were eaten by strays) so I get my other eggs from "supplier" friends ( in Inola and Porter). My lovely hens seem to lay larger eggs then theirs (spoiled?). All of our production has gone way down in the last month. What has everyone been doing to help their girls beat the OK heat and keep laying??? Any suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. vanahjeane

    vanahjeane In the Brooder

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    Hi, I'm in Tulsa and this is my first year of keeping chickens. One solution I've heard for beating the heat is putting frozen water jugs where they hang out. We like to freeze our table scraps before we throw them out. I also give them frozen corn. I like to think it helps. [​IMG]
     
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  3. lylak

    lylak Chirping

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    Today I put out a dilute version of Gatorade and ice water and all 4 chickens laid for the first time in over a week! Does anyone know how Gatorade compares to pedialyte or a homemade electrolyte solution?
     

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