Has anyone used a mister to keep their chickens cool

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cfdf, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. cfdf

    cfdf Songster

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    We are under high heat warnings here in Texas. I have put out frozen ice jugs, ice pools, fans etc. but my chickens are still panting. It is just miserable here. Has anyone used a mister system that hooks to a water hose to provide coolness? Is this a good idea or will the dampness cause more problems than the heat? Please advise.
     

  2. BrewedInNh

    BrewedInNh Songster

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    A cool mister? You mean like Barry White? [​IMG]
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    When I lived in Austin I used the "cobra" misters from Home Depot or Lowe's, in front of a powerful fan. It worked great, but be careful about bedding and food getting wet. Mold will kill chickens. When it got really humid I turned them off.

    Every Sunday when we BBQed we turned them towards the crowd, folks loved them!
     

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