ice water on a summer day

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrdruids, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. mrdruids

    mrdruids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on a real scorcher would it be helpful to put some ice in their water?
     
  2. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes - that's what I do. Ice in waterer, frozen 1 gal juice jug in the coop at night, lots of cold yogurt, cottage cheese or frozen melon rinds. Every little bit helps!
     
  3. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been putting ice in their water every day since it's been so hot. They really like it! [​IMG]
     
  4. mrdruids

    mrdruids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay because i just did it and i didnt want to hurt them in anyway thanks
     
  5. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, this is what I do. I also freeze melon, (cantalope) that I can get at our local veg stand for about $1 for the ones going bad. I come home and take out the seeds, and cut in pieces and freeze. They LOVe this! I take it out in the hottest part of the day!
     
  6. juliaaa

    juliaaa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We add ice to ours and also add 20oz bottles which we freeze and throw them inside the waterer as an added measure to keep the water cold.

    Also when I have left over fruit or soggy fruit I throw it in a bag or container and put it in the freezer for them for the next day. They LOVE IT!
     
  7. mrdruids

    mrdruids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very good ideas, i dont want my girls overheating. i know theyre pretty hot because they lounge under their favorite tree when the days at its hottest
     
  8. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    On hot days I clean out the fridge, tossing out those leftovers that we won't be eating anytime soon. The chickens like cold food on hot days.
     
  9. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a GREAT idea, my chickens are going to love you!
    I add icew to the wate ron very hot days but Frozen melon, they are going to go nuts for it.
     
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm an ice guy. I've read where some say you don't need it. I do not see how it couldn't help. On hot days I know I like my water cold & it cools me down.
     

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