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Are you freezing water containers for your chickens or am I alone in this

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by imneva, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. imneva

    imneva Songster

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    So I have been filling empty jugs and 2 liters for the up coming high heat coming the next couple of days. I do not have electricity in my coop. Too far from the house. So I figure ice packs the size of milk jugs should do nicely.
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    I fill plastic cereal containers with water and freeze them then pop them out into a pan to melt during the day.
    A container holds about a gallon and lasts all day. The chickens wade in and drink the cold water as it melts off the block.
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    But I do have electric in the coop and also run a fan for them.
     
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  3. imneva

    imneva Songster

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    I am planning on trying a pile of ice in a baby pool as well.
     
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  4. TwoChicksChix

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    I also go out and give mine frozen treats during the hottest part of the day, 2:30-3.

    But for their waterers, I keep them in the shade and add chunks of ice around noonish if the day is going to be particularly hot. Trying to keep them cooled down to prevent heat stroke.
     
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  5. Cryss

    Cryss Free Ranging

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    I froze anything I could filled halfway with water. Also froze watermelon rind.
     
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  6. imneva

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    I do that too! Man they do go nuts for frozen blue berries!
     
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  7. Farmgirl1878

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    Yep,I got some el cheapo silicone cake pans and freeze some fruits or veggies in the water. Since the run is all sand, I just throw a few of those down in the afternoons. They’ll peck at those until they are g-o-n-e, gone! The frozen water bottles or ice cubes go right in the waterers.
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    You are not alone...best thing I've found to cool them off in my humid climate.
    No need to put food in the ice chunks.

    I give a dose of Sav-a-Chick electrolytes/vitamins about once a week during heat waves. It really seems to help....started this after they saved a heat stroked hen once.
    Can mix up a smaller amount, just wrap the packet tight and store in a dry cool place. Always have plain water available too.
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    BIG(9x14x2") chunks of ice last all day for wading, sitting, and sipping.
    Much more useful to the chickens than frozen foods and treats.
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    Make space in your freezer!
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    Acre4Me Crowing

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    LOL!! Yes, it’s going to be a hot one today and tomorrow, here in OH -and for a large swath of the country.
     

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