In the Brooder
- Jan 14, 2012
Does a sprinkler on a regular timer in the coop help with stinking hot weather? I read elsewhere damp soil led to other problems in the chicken yard. Thanks
Mine were only 12 week pullets when the heat hit big time here in Texas. I misted them & the ground 4 times a day. As Galanie said, get s shallow plastic kiddie pool or I got a heavy plastic oil changing pan from Walmart, filled it with water & put frozen water bottles in it. This way they can have cool water to drink & the water in the container is cold enough, that they chickens will lay up next to the container to keep cool. Make sure their run is in the shade or there is a shade tree near the water. I also put up a tarp on the side of the run, that was getting more direct sun, it helped block the sun & also gave them a little more shade.
My hens did not like getting misted during the summer, but they will walk around in the rain now with no problem.