- Sep 1, 2019
My 5 month old silkies and satins will sit in our coop even on hot days (we are in pacific north west valley so our hottest day is upper 90s) but the coop gets pretty hot compared to the outside temps. Over 100 when the outside reaches mid 80s. I’ll catch them panting! Are they really not that smart? I have to kick them out and close their chicken door to force them to cool down. I’ve been providing ice in their water (which I moved into their run) and they’ll sit in a huddle by the coop ramp wanting back in. We have dirt in their run and sand in their coop. The sand must be cool? But they wander around panting inside the coop so I’m thinking they’re just too young to have survival skills? Any help or suggestions? Maybe add sand to their run as well? I really don’t want high maintenance chickens. Lol Thanks.