Hi from Tampa FLorida

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  1. Tombstonebilly

    Tombstonebilly New Egg

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    Here in the sunshine state ,I don't have to worry about the cold as much as the heat. I haven't picked out a place for the coop yet ,but looking at a couple of spots under trees . How can I keep my girls cool, will they go for the coolest place ( I am having them run free in the yard ) or the coop which will be in the shade, [​IMG] Thank you
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. This link may be helpful to you - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/788391/keeping-chickens-cool-in-summer-heat. They will generally be more inclined to hang out in the shade - not only cooler, but greater protection for them. Personally, i put my feed / water stations in such areas.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=learning+centre and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you


    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Tombstonebilly, and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! Looks like CTKen gave you great links to explore. I agree - shade is very important. That and whatever available breeze. I also dampen the soil in a shady corner of their run daily so they can scratch down into the cool dirt. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! CTKen gave you some great links and I wrote an article that hopefully may be helpful haha! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Keeping your birds cool and comfortable will be a big priority (I used to raise chickens in FL). Making sure their coop has a lot of ventilation, providing plenty of shade, setting out extra waterers, these are some of the things you can do. Also learn what signs to watch for that your flock is getting stressed from the heat & humidity. You'll get lots of help on the FL state thread so drop in there and say hello.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! You have some great advice and links, so I'll just say hi! :frow
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have received some great advice! Good luck and make yourself at home here! :)
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad to have you with us! Have a wonderful time on here, and best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] a location under shade trees is good on some counts but, it also is a raptor magnet, & raccoons can use it as a means to get on the roof of your coop or into your run.

    If you have an enclosed run - putting a top on it will prevent those attacks from above.
     

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