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  1. Folliesmom

    Folliesmom In the Brooder

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    We have had our chickens for 2 months now. We just put them in the coop and run 2 weeks ago. I live in south Louisiana and it is getting hot more every day. Would love to hear different was to keep them cool.
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    Do you have a lot of ventilation on your coop? If not cut more holes in it and cover them with hardware cloth.

    During the summer I refresh my waterers with ice a few times a day. (Texas)

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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new hobby. This link may help - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/788391/keeping-chickens-cool-in-summer-heat

    Here are some links to key resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
     
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  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Large blocks of ice left in a kiddie pool to thaw that they can wade in, cut up fruit into small piece and freeze it, make sure they have lot of shade and put a fan on them. Passing the fan air over the melting ice block helps too.
     
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  6. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as we all do!
     
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  7. Folliesmom

    Folliesmom In the Brooder

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    all around the top of the coop before it meets the roof we left a six inch opening cover with the hardware cloth and also the door is a screen door covered with hardware cloth. Does this seem to be enough ventalation. oh, and we also have the little door that slides up and down to the chicken run that is open. the run is a covered run since we live in the semi country with wild animals and hawks.
     
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  8. Folliesmom

    Folliesmom In the Brooder

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    I think I will and thank you for the welcome
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Yes it sounds like enough.
     
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  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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