Humidity ????? Dust Bath?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by saltnprepper, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. saltnprepper

    saltnprepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    We live in WA state. The humidity outside is 93% it is about the same in the coop. My question is, being in an area like this with all the humidity in the air should I only worry if it is more humid in the coop than outside? The temp is 32 outside its 40 in the coop and that was with the top open to do the nightly water and food. I have ordered one of those warmers to keep the water from freezing overnight we have had a rabbit waterer and now as of 10 minutes ago we have chicken nipples that are not leaking at all.[​IMG] So it is dry and they all snuggle together in about 3-4 inches of pine shavings. They are still only 10 week pullets they seem to do fine and do not want to roost on the perch. They discovered dust bathing today in the pine shavings. I will add sand soon, will I have to scoop that with a kitty litter scooper?
     
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Im in Wa too and no problems with h8umidity here. Its cold out like 20s and I do use a light bulb for young ones but no worries with humidity. I use nipple drinkes and they have been frozen the last few mornings. Where did you get them? They dont leak? WOW! Mine always seem to drip.
     
  3. FeatherPainter

    FeatherPainter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2011
    Northern New York
    I put an old cake pan full of sand in my coop when mine were that little, they loved it. I have a video on my phone of four of them all dust bathing at the same time in it.
     
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  4. saltnprepper

    saltnprepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I put silicone around the bottom of the threads and it sealed it nicely. That was the place that I noticed most people remarked on dripping. No drips so far. If it starts dripping I will dry it out and put on more silicone. If the actual nipple drips Im back to square one.
     
  5. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    I have sand in the pens and use silocone but always seem to have a drip from some where....Grrrr

     

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