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GambaDawn

In the Brooder
Jun 11, 2020
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Central California
There really isn't a line between Northern and Southern Calif because you have to fit Central Calif in between the two. The accepted line between Southern and Central is Point Conception. The line between Northern and Central is around Monterey or thereabouts. You can actually include San Francisco as being in Central Calif because there is a lot of Northern Calif above it. Anywho, we who live here have it divided into three sections instead of two.

Cheers, Fuzzbutt aka John in Lompoc, Ca (right behind Point Conception) We are just barely in Central Calif).
Agree. I’m Central Cali, Monterey in fact. But I feel that’s much closer to Northern than Southern! LOL
 

KernH

Songster
6 Years
Sep 9, 2014
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Newman, Ca.
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am moving out into the country a week from today and am not looking forward to doing it in the temps that are predicted. Misters, damp ground, ice blocks, watermelon, frozen grated Zucchini all can be important for keeping our chickens alive. Kern
 

ronott1

A chicken will always remember the egg
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Mar 31, 2011
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am moving out into the country a week from today and am not looking forward to doing it in the temps that are predicted. Misters, damp ground, ice blocks, watermelon, frozen grated Zucchini all can be important for keeping our chickens alive. Kern
Thanks kern!

I have had hens die at temps of 110F without the mist system
 

Spikeandbean

Chirping
Apr 27, 2020
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Northern California
Hey Californians! Anyone know how to support chickens during fire season? The air up here north of Sac is terrible this morning - very smokey, thanks to the nearby Potter Fire, I'm guessing. I'm new to chicken keeping so didn't have to deal with this in past years. Given chickens' sensitive respiratory systems, is there anything I can do to help? Their coop is small - it's an Eglu Cube - and given the heat, it wouldn't work well to try to confine them (which is what I'd do with more of a barn or larger space). Ideas? Advice? TIA!
 

ronott1

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Hey Californians! Anyone know how to support chickens during fire season? The air up here north of Sac is terrible this morning - very smokey, thanks to the nearby Potter Fire, I'm guessing. I'm new to chicken keeping so didn't have to deal with this in past years. Given chickens' sensitive respiratory systems, is there anything I can do to help? Their coop is small - it's an Eglu Cube - and given the heat, it wouldn't work well to try to confine them (which is what I'd do with more of a barn or larger space). Ideas? Advice? TIA!
Check out my thread in the link in my post for the california egg study. It has information on contaminants that get into eggs from both smoke and what they eat free ranging.

We can't really do anything about the smoke. Fire is a much bigger problem in burnt areas and of course getting them food and water when a poultry owner has to evacuate. There are volunteers that will go out and give them food and water though.
 

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