Coop Mister.... for those HOT DAYS...... how I did it.....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DaveOmak, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hook up to the water supply....

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    The device has a filter... Somewhere around
    200 micron filter.....

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    The mister head, I picked it up at my irrigation store...
    about $3, if memory serves me OK....

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    I secured it to a rafter with electric fence wire....
    and suspended it directly over the kiddies pool....

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    If the chickens get in the pool, to get directly under the spray, and "take a hot day cooling shower"....

    I will capture that event and display it here, for all to see......

    DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH.......
     
  2. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cool design...have to try something like that myself...
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I wish it was dry enough in my climate for something like that to be effective....experienced one in AZ, that was wonderful.

    It's usually 90% humidtiy here when it gets in the 90 degree range.
     
  4. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity here right now is 11% and 98 deg........
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Mister will work wonders in that....you must be on the dry side of the mountains.
     
  6. pfields

    pfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a question about misting. My chickens stay under the mister most of the day here in South Texas due to our heat wave. Now, I've noticed their feathers look dry and frayed. Is the mister drying out their feathers? My Black Australorps are getting a rusty red look to their feathers and I noticed all their feathers look dull. Is it the heat, water or a combination of both depleting the oil in their skin/feathers?
     
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  7. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably the hard water.... Do you have hard water ??? Red color could be from iron or the red clay....
     
  8. pfields

    pfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a well and our water is soft. We've been blessed with great water from our well which is over 500 feet deep.
     
  9. pfields

    pfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, here on the coast of Texas we have black gumbo clay soil, no red soil here. Their feathers look so dull and dry. Just two weeks ago they were shiny and smooth. I did change their food to Purina Layena and Purina Omega pellets from using the Texas Natural laying pellets. The mister and food change happened about the same time. It's so hot they stay under the mister 90% of the day.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I don't think that two weeks of new food would change the appearance of feathers that grew in months ago, the constant wetness could have an effect tho.
    Could be other minerals in the water that are being deposited also....unless you are running all your water thru a softener and depending on how that softener functions.
     

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