I need some "HEAT HELP"

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by My11BabyChicks, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. My11BabyChicks

    My11BabyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we are embarking on 100 degree days here... Please give me some tips on keeping my girls safe thru this. I have 3 waterers out and some extra shade but is there anything else I can do?
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    What seems to help the most is keeping the air moving with a fan and giving a place to wet their feet. When it's hot here mine spend most of their time standing in front of the fan. Mine won't get in a kiddie pool or other container so I just make puddles for them. When the water is gone then they did holes and lay in the cool dirt. I also put ice cubes in their water and give them frozen or cold treats like watermelon.
     
  3. ashleylancaster

    ashleylancaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone Posted On Here Before That They Fill Up 2 Liter Bottles And Freeze Them Then The Set It In The Coop. Said Their Birds Lay Against It When Their Hot Plus The Persperation Off The Bottle Helps Cool Them Also.
     
  4. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started misting them and the run several times a day 3 days ago.
    the 1st day the ran under the coop terrified.
    the 2nd day the ran under the coop terrified but came out shortly after acting chipper:)
    today I misted and they all just stood there letting the mist fall on their backs then started fluffing their feathers."they liked it"
    I also give them cold treats like melons,cucumbers.
     
  5. My11BabyChicks

    My11BabyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWESOME! Great ideas! I will most definatly be putting these to good use! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. My11BabyChicks

    My11BabyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    btw... Love the Rottie! Have a special place in my heart for this breed!
     
  7. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:awe Thanks, I have two a girl Kayla and my boy in the picture Kodiac bear there super great!
    I wouldn't trade them for anything:) I'm new to keeping Chickens I have 8-7 week old Sexlink very friendly
    they like to sit on my lap! are your chickens young too?
     
  8. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    Dunk them in a bucket of nice cool water!
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I've put together some articles to help folks out during this...we're on our 3rd week of triple-digit heat index temps.

    There's a Heat and Your Chickens post on my BYC page. I keep mine cool using a bunch of different methods and letting them choose what they like most.
     
  10. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been hosing mine down every half hour. I have soaked birds, but they dry in 5 minutes here.
     

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