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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ThinkingChickens, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

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    I have these non-toxic ice packs that are basically white bag ice packs. I put one in our coop and one in the baby chicks pen as it's about 92 outside. Will the chickens use these or is this a waste? I just thought they might like something cool to lie next to.
     

  2. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Songster

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    It's worth a try. When it gets above about 97 degrees here, I put out a plastic tub with plain old ice in it, and my chickens gravitate to it. Some wade i the tub or even stand on the ice, but they all like to stand next to it and cool off.
     
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  3. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

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    Hmm, that's good to know! We need to fix our ice maker because right now I don't even have the luxury of ice. Ha ha
     
  4. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Songster

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    I should fix mine, it leaks and makes these big cumbersome chunks of ice, but that ends up being an advantage for the chooks. [​IMG]
     
  5. jwg423

    jwg423 Chirping

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    I froze some ice in ice cream pails and put in my coop and wondered if I was wasting my time also, but I snuck a peek while they weren't looking and I found that they were all huddling along side of it and one was even standing on top of it.
    I did have a few that didn't seem to have any interest in it, but most of them put it to good use...
    So I believe it may be worth the try.
     
  6. annecreates

    annecreates In the Brooder

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    Oh! Great ideas... I'll have to try giving my birds ice!
     

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