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Hot weather and hot chicks (no this is not about Hooters...)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pbjmaker, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I want to thank whomever posted the idea of freezing bottles of water for the chickens. The last couple of days it has been in the nineties with a heat index of 106 today. I put out some bottles of frozen water (2 liters and 20 oz) for my pair of 14 week olds and the 5 week olds. They LOVE it! Especially the babies. All 9 of the little ones are currently dog- piled on top of a 20 oz bottle in the coop. The panting stopped almost instantly. I just make sure to remove the wet hay in the morning.

    Thanks again for the great idea!
     
  2. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    I've got all kinds of 2 liter bottles going down in the freezer all the time, to take up the excess space - they sure come in handy when the temps climb! My neighbor taught me that trick, she used them for her bunnies.
     

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