Fun frozen treats for hot chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bteeg, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Bteeg

    Bteeg Out Of The Brooder

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    I know there's a list of treats you can feed your chickens because I check it pretty much daily lol but I'm wondering what everyone gives their chickens in the summertime to help keep them cool?? Or even fun toy ideas that would help keep them cool?
     
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  2. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a muffin pan, and in each cup pour in some peas and/or berries and the like. Fill the remaining space with water. Freeze. Hot day? Pop a couple out and out in a pan out where the chickens are! Mine love it!
     
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  3. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Chicken Obsessed

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    Yeah @Mace Gill, mine do too! I use corn as well, I want to try a berry we don't grow... ;)
     
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    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used corn too, but don't! They have to grind up the husks in their gizzards and that generates heat. Corn is better in the cooler months :)
     
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    Yes, I use that cracked corn, does that count? :)
     
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    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, I am growing corn.
     
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  7. The Angry Hen

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    Cool!
     
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    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Especially don't use cracked corn when you're worried about them being too hot ... but great to give them other times of the year as a tart. Especially in winter when there isn't much forage to scratch at and they're bored ;)
     
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  9. The Angry Hen

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    Thanks for the suggestion!

    My newest treat idea isn't really acting like a coolant food/snack, but I make a cornbread for them, either weather they love it.

    Before my rooster recently passed away, he loved it! Now my others love it!
    I gave it to them when I got the barn roof replaced, they weren't worried about the noise anymore!

    By the way, how are you today? :D

    -K
     
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  10. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Truth be told? Tired. We're short handed at work and the past three weeks some key personnel have had planned vacations ... this past week was extremely busy, I put in over 60 hours, and I am BEAT! Getting too old for those kind of work weeks!
     
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