Hot days

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by my5hens, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. my5hens

    my5hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can a hen become overheated? I moved their coop under the big tree just in case. Its supposed to reach 100 - 102 here this weekend.

    Thank you!
     
  2. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can die from heat exhaustion [​IMG]
     
  3. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    113 here yesterday and we lost one... 118 today and all made it through so far, it will be above 100 here for the next 70 days or more and normally taking some precautions we do not have losses. This year we lost our first to actual heat stroke, but it has been above 110 for a couple weeks now and it is stressing our girls especially the older ones.
     
  4. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Place 2 liter bottles of frozen water in their coop or in a cool spot in their run. My pullets lay next to it to cool off [​IMG]
     
  5. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watermelons, shade, fans, shallow wading pools, and frozen waterbottles are your friends in times like these.. I want to know who turned off the a/c outside? Here in Texas.. by 10 am, its unbearable!
     
  6. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your chickens are panting all the time they are too hot. Also try feeding them cold mash, and fresh, cool melon seeds are good for hydration too - with some melon still attached. Make sure they have enough cool water.
     

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