1. Beach chick

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    It is 91 degrees in the coop right now with 72% humidity and no air movement. One or two hens are on the floor going to the water, the rest are on the roosts but panting and clucking.

    Should I put a fan in there? Any other suggestions?
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    I'm on the other end of the state, but I have put a fan in there for the night. They are crowded on the roost and very hot tonight.
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    A fan would certainly help. You might also mist the chickens with some water.
     
  4. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you have cool clean water and the have some vents for air movement all should be ok.

    Other may have different idea.
     
  5. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Wow, that is hot for this time of night. Is it just that hot inside the coop or is it that hot outside too? If it doesn't cool down soon, a fan might feel real good to the girls. I would only put it on low though.
     
  6. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you hang some cotton sheets or similar over the pen then hose or bucket water over sheets to make them wet, then get a fan in there, are they in a coop, have you got somewhere safe for them to get out of there and under a shrub or tree?
    We get those temps here in Australia but mine freerange as we dont have the predators here. Mine always get under a shrub and have dirtbaths to cool off, I also spray them with fine mist from hose, they dont like it but it makes them look cool! not sure if it helps.
    Put some ice in drinking water too,.
    Another hint is to put yourself in their shoes and pretend you are in there and see what you would do to make it more comfy for you! it seems to help add a new perspective.
    Make heaps of shade!!!
    I really hope you get through this,
    Hugs
    Helen
     
  7. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    sorry, i forgot it is nightime over there, yes a fan will help.
     
  8. Beach chick

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    Thanks everyone! I just put a fan in there. It's 89 degrees outside - it was 100 today - very high for here. There are 2 windows but no breeze. They are in a partitioned area in my shed so there's also plastic over wire fencing. I removed some of the plastic so the air can get through.
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    I have all hens - 5 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Silver-lace Wyandottes, 2 Black Orstralorps & 2 Araucana/Partridge Banty (?) mix

    They are laying less and less in this heat and they keep getting broody. There's always been around 2 since June!

    Sherrie
     
  9. lexustami

    lexustami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have the fan blowing the air out of the coop, if possible.

    Take care,

    Tami
     
  10. dlhunicorn

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    you are providing water with electrolytes added and refreshing regularly and have available 24/7 ?
     

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