How to make chickens like mist?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nicholas Dean, May 5, 2018.

  1. Nicholas Dean

    Nicholas Dean In the Brooder

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    There is a heat wave coming tomorrow (108-110) and I have a mister set up yet they are avoiding it. Will they eventually figure it out? I don't want them to die of heat stroke because they didn't like the mist. The floor is getting pretty wet so I'm thinking they might just use the wet mud to cool them down.
     
  2. Matt119911

    Matt119911 Chirping

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    The mud will just dry and harden into them but ice water helps to
     
  3. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Just put out water pans big enough to stand in, actually kiddie pools are perfect they'll step in and cool their feet which cools the chickens.:)
     
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  4. Nicholas Dean

    Nicholas Dean In the Brooder

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    I've been thinking of that for a while now. I'll do that! Thanks.
     
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  5. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    No problem.:)
     
  6. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    Good info for Hot days. What do people do when its 90 at night? A fan in coop is not an option.
     
  7. chickengirl778

    chickengirl778 Songster

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    They also don't always like to be wet, because getting their feathers wet actually makes it harder for them to cool down.
     
  8. That’s what I use. Be careful to put it in a spot that will stay shady most of the day though, otherwise it will heat up and might burn them by mistake.
     
  9. PachecoPeeps

    PachecoPeeps Songster

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    You can also freeze water bottles and the chickens will lean on them to cool off. I’ve also made iced corn cupcakes and put those out. You just freeze a can of corn in cupcake tins and they will peck at them and it cools them off. We also have a mister system and we use it just to bring down the temp and then turn it off
     
  10. Nicholas Dean

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    Thanks for everyone's help! I will look into all of the suggestions!
     

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