Cooling down your flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ilovemyladies!, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you cool down your flock during the summer heat? [​IMG]


    -Shannon [​IMG]
     
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  2. CacklingCarolyn

    CacklingCarolyn Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been putting ice in their water and giving them a pan of ice cubes which they seem to love. I also give them cool things to eat like watermelon and canteloupe.
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also freeze bottles and put them out for them to lay by. Also I have cat litterboxes out with water in them that they love to get into. They stand in it. I also spray their coops down and spray the ground real well. Than they dig up the dirt and lay in it. Good luck.
     
  4. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your replies! [​IMG]

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  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Shade and good ventilation.

    If you live in a dry climate, those patio misters work.

    I put a few ice cubes in their water. You can blow a fan across a block of ice.
     
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    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have a box fan going in the coop

    In the mornings, I pour out a bit of their water to get some of the dirt out - they love to play in the mud puddle.
     
  7. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use fans and they are great!! They love the fresh breeze!


    -Shannon [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got 2 box fans in the coop, water in front of one of the fans, and then a cat litter box outside i put new water in the cat box everyday after the sun is on the other side of the house or above so its nice cold water for them and fresh water in the coop 3 times a day just make sure its not dirty and always cold for them also have a sprinkle system that hits their play area so that it cools off their dirt so they can roll around later in the day. i really try to make sure they stay cool cuz past week its been up past 100 and i would hate to walk out side and see any of my poor babies dead from the heat
     

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