Happy Hydration!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DCMuffin, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. DCMuffin

    DCMuffin Out Of The Brooder

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    We've had an unusually hot summer here in Maryland, it's been brutal! The humidity has been higher than any year I can remember. The girls and Leroy are doing really well but I'm always concerned about them getting overheated.

    Their run is fully covered by trees, and only snippets of sun come through - just enough that they can all run to it and soak up some good Vit D for a while, before it moves away. The ground is dirt and nice and cool.

    One of their favorites is watermelon, as I'm sure is the norm for others, as well. Today is ultra hot so the girls were super happy with their nosh!! :)

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  2. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a 10 day heat wave of 90 Fahrenheit. So I put 2 gallons of water into the fridge and emptied and refilled the under coop water bucket 3 times a day. I also bought a 6" fan to run in the coop at night. The temps stayed in the seventies during the night.
    Why can't they molt during july/August. GC[​IMG]
     
  3. DCMuffin

    DCMuffin Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha! It would make sense, wouldn't it? lol Yeah, I change the water at minimum, three times daily during these hot days.
     

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