How do you keep your flock cool?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KLIL, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

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    Hi everyone,

    We are just about to hit Summer here and it is already starting to get extremely hot during the days.

    I feel that Summer is going to be a really hot one.

    Just wanted to start getting prepared for it.

    How do you keep your flock cool in the warmer seasons?
     
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

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    I just provide shade, and it is sufficient for my area/climate. I know peeps that live in hotter zones, use misters. I purchased a mister for backyard use. Kids just :love playing under it when temps get high. Very little water usage, and the air temps under them are lowered significantly.
    WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :highfive:
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    BIG(9x14x2") ice chunks last all day under the shade cloths.

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    Make room in your freezer:
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  4. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

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  5. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    I freeze milk jugs and place them around in the coop and in the shady areas where they hang out. I also spray the ground down to cool it off.
     
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  6. newchickenmom33

    newchickenmom33 Songster

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    Summer?!? It’s fall here.... getting into the 40’s at night and only into the 80’s during the day. Those are all great suggestions. Plenty of water, shade and a nice breeze.
     
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  7. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Boring is Normal

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    Yep! She’s in Australia so it’s opposite of the weather over here. Although I’m still receiving 90+ degree weather during the day...
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Someone was using cake pans and I just used the bin(less chances of spilling on the way to fridge).
    It works better than everything else I've tried in 5 years.
    I also give a dose of Sav-A-Chick electrolytes/vitamins every few days if I see they are really struggling(always provide plain water too at same time).
     
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  9. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Boring is Normal

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    Wonderful Aart! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
     

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