How can I keep my chickens cool?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chooky_chick, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Chooky_chick

    Chooky_chick New Egg

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    The Australian summer is nearly here, and it's already in the mid 30's outside. How can I keep my chickens cool during the summer? I have 6 Australorps, who are only 12 weeks old. Please help me and my girls!
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Vegetable misters tied to the hose and a couple fans are my best suggestion.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mid 30's I am assuming is celsius??? Looked funny when I read it. In our hen house we have a fan set up to go off at a certain temp and that helps alot for the poor girls. It was 90 here today and that is too hot for those girls.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Fans, misters and cool treats like watermelon and cold yogurt. Also, I added poultry electrolytes to their water when our temps. reached 100 degrees farenheit. It really seemed to perk them up.
     
  5. Chooky_chick

    Chooky_chick New Egg

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    :DThanks guys...yeah I meant celcius, which is about 100 degrees in F. I'll try and set up some sprinklers tomorrow and see how they like it...plus I'll freeze a few grapes to feed them.
     
  6. JCfans

    JCfans Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a fan and we freeze 2 liter soda bottles. We just throw a few frozen bottles out when it is starting to get hot and they love to sit on them.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I live in Florida. I just make sure they have shade and plenty of water.
     
  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking get them all some snazzy looking shades and they will be cool [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Fans... coop IN THE SHADE (Always) and then I would put ice in their waterer any day the temps were over 110. they loved that.
     

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