For All of You Who Are Losing Chickens to the HEAT....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LittleChickenRacingTeam, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    This is the best $100 I ever spent.

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/p...4443271826&assortment=primary&fromSearch=true

    It's a fan that can go outdoors & hook to a hose to create a fine COOLING mist that effectively can lower the outdoor temp by up to 50 degrees.


    Will cover 950 square feet since it oscillates.

    My chickens prefer to stay indoors with the air conditioning in this heat wave, but at least I know when they are outdoors, they are not uncomfortable or risking HEATSTROKE.

    I can't say enough about how effective this product is.

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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2008
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I sell bigger versions of the same design to auto repair shops and I can tell you, these things work great!

    Great posting LCRT.
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I'm looking into cooling fans now............... I have a broken window, and its been covered all winter - I'm going to uncover it and put a fan in the window...........

    thanks LCRT
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a summer place in algonquin park in cannada and I have always though cannadian tire should come to the US it has everything at a resonable price and its just great !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Sounds like a nice fan but the color in that picture hurts my eyes LCRT [​IMG]
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Great idea! I live in the U.S. so that product is not available to me, BUT it gave me the idea to try and find something like it here in the good 'ole USA! Here's a link to a site that has DIY kits to make a mister for a fan. The prices are very reasonable. I'm ordering one tomorrow, unless my crafty DH can come up with one of his own. If so, I will post direction on how to do it.
    http://www.mistcooling.com/fanmistkitlp.htm

    Thanks again for this idea! I know my chickens will very much appreciate it!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    @ LCRT > that link did not connect me to the product you are talking about but kept asking for my zipcode and refused to link me further. Can you please provide another link showing that (or a similar ) product?

    @Gumpsgirl...since I could not view the fan and have no idea of how it looks , I douldnt make much out of the page you sent showing the those items you need to DIY... do you have a link showing the DIY version?
     
  8. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto the previous post. Thanks for any other info you can provide!

    I bought a misting hose and the spray is not much finer than a sprinkler so everything gets super soaked and then just more humid.....that, and the feathereds don't like it!

    JJ
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Basically it is a primitive version of a swamp cooler, which is pretty ubiquitous already in all of the areas of the U.S. *where it works well*. Which is mostly, the desert southwest [​IMG] You have to have dry enough air that the mist evaporates. Otherwise they actually just make things worse - your air is just as hot only now it's 100% humidity instead of 70%.

    They do not work very well in areas with high humidity during heatwaves, and way far south e.g. the Gulf Coast I am not sure they exist at all.


    Pat
     
  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Why couldn't you take a cool mist humidifier and set it in front of a fan?
     

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