It is 115 in my chicken yard

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by horsefeathers09, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. horsefeathers09

    horsefeathers09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Phoenix, my poor chickens. They are panting, but otherwise ok, still I'm afraid for them, what can I do to help them? Is a fan ok? Frozen water bottles, any other suggestions? Also, what can I co about the wild birds eating my feed? I have netting over the top but darn sparrows seem to fit through the teeniest gaps. Oh, they have shade, but still it's 100 even in the shade.
     
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  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I hook one of those misters to my hose when its hot, my girls love it, they hang out under it.
    You can get them at Home Depot , they stand on their own, are about 2-3 foot tall. Lemme see if I can find a pic of it. You can also hook up a misting system to your run... I know some who do that. I bought one but this other is so easy i've never hooked the other up.

    ETA: Well this isnt the one I have, the one I have comes in bright colors looks like about 4 ft of hose that is hard plastic ( not pliable ) and it just loops around forming a stand and sticking straight up. I got it last year though.

    This one looks nice but more expensive. Mine was under $10

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs...langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100611455


    Nancy [​IMG]
     
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  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    115 already?!?! GEES! I thought Texas was hot!

    Freeze some gallons of water and place them sporatically around the yard. They'll huddle around them for the cool air. Probably wouldn't help to put some box fans out and get a breeze as well.
     
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  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I just turn the hose on them and spray them for a minute or two. They act like it's hot sauce but they're cooler when it's over. I did it several times a day last summer when the temps were high.
     
  5. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Ice in the water, of even adding extra bowls with ice in them Mine like to lean against the ice bowls in the hot weather.
     
  6. horsefeathers09

    horsefeathers09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input, I'll get the mist thingy, that's sounds super easy. If I put a kids pool out there would they play in it? Sounds messy.....
     
  7. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:I don't know if they will go in it but make sure it's not deep.......they'll drown.
     
  8. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would skip the pool. Chickens don't play in water, then you'll have a pool of hot water hanging around in the run,.
     
  9. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:Should have added that they'll stand out in the pouring rain though!!!
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have a planter that I use as a water bowl. My birds like to stand in the water. There is a picture on my BYC Page.
     

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