Beating the Heat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by raisingkane, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. raisingkane

    raisingkane Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    It is the hottest it's been since the arrival of our 8 little ones 6 weeks ago. They always have a shaded place in the run but it's still awfully hot out there. And the chicklets are panting. I read somewhere that someone put up a mister for their hens. Has anyone else tried this? A woman I met told me that all her hens had expired due to the heat. Ackk!!! A fan seems like it would just blow hot air around. What do you all do to combat the heat?
    Thanks
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Make sure they have access to cool, clean water at all times. I have been taking my small 1 gal waterer inside every night and putting it in the freezer. In the morning I put it outside in the run and the water stays cold all day. In fact, some days it will still have a chunk of ice in it at the end of the day. This has really helped keep my hens cool.
     

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