chicken dead from heat?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oliviad51, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today, I went in the coop to get eggs and found a dead hen laying on the ground. Her beak was open, so she must have died panting. I don't know what the temperature was, but it got pretty hot today. It wasn't quite 100, but in the mid or high 90's. I don't understand why she would have died from heat though. They all free range during the day, and have plenty of shade and fresh water.. Do you think she could have died from heat?
     
  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good possibility...very good that is! Get yourself some electrolytes/Vitamin supplement at your local feed store and put it in the water. Also be sure to water your birds at least daily in this high heat! Best of luck!
     
  3. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Columbia,SC
    Also fill water bottles & freeze, take a few out for hens to lay on mid day. Freeze their treats,ie green peas, cantaloupe, watermelon, raisins, grapes. These will also help replace their electrolytes & they will love u double for it. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010

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