Extremely hot here today......????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ponygal12, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. ponygal12

    ponygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!

    Ughhhhh. It. Is. So. Hot. Right now, it's 97 and I'm a little worried about the chicks. They are about 4-5 weeks old and almost fully fearthered. *almost* They are in the garage still since our coop is a work in progress. All the windows and doors are open, but it's still HOT! I put ice in their water and they have a fan blowing on them. Anything else I can do to make them more comfortable?

    Thanks!

    Emily
     
  2. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you got it covered! [​IMG] It was 110 here today, and my chickens just have some shade and cool water. [​IMG]
     
  3. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should be ok. Keep that water fresh and readily available. I would check it throughout the day just to make sure they didn't clog it up somehow.
     
  4. MaureenL128

    MaureenL128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my older girls are in the yard under some bushes and my 8 wk olds are in the run...i just keep spraying down the ground they are laying in and giving everyone ice bottles and cube in their water...i even put up an umbrella and sheet on the run for the babies to have shade....hope this helps...keep doing what you are doing.
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Sounds like you're doing all you can. If they still seem really hot, you could mist them a bit........but the fan and cold water should be good, along with the shade.
     
  6. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wicked hot in Rhode Island..98 plus the humidity! I just dipped the crew in the toddler pool. They were NOT happy with me! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] But I feel better now...no more panting! [​IMG] They kept avoiding the mist setting on the hose so I had to take matters into my own hands...and they made sure to share the misery! [​IMG]
     
  7. city kid farm

    city kid farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ice water and frozen fruit for our girls today. Wicked hot in the northeast! [​IMG]
     
  8. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! I dunked my chicks in a bucket of water as well! It really works. Otherwise I throw big square icepacks in a couple times a day and they sit on them.
     
  9. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    103 here in Philli, and I gave fresh water often, dunked a few, and watered the dirt they hang out in.
    They are hot, but they are doing good!
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Same here in Mass.. its 100 out right now..
    Thank god my pens are under trees , and so very shaded.
    But even so.. i can tell my animals are suffering. I have chickens/ducks/geese/pigs
    I gave them all frozen watermelon and frozen bird treats. And i turned on my sprinkler for them... The ducks and geese LOVE the sprinkler (they actually PLAY in it..[​IMG]..)... the pigs and chickens..not so much. [​IMG]
    But At least its cooling down the area.... i hope... poor things. [​IMG]
     
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