Its 28*C in my coop 26*C outside my girls are panting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dar, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    How can I keep my girls cool? I feel so bad for them I am so close to putting AC in the coop.

    Its official we are in a heat wave.

    I have a pan of water in the run for them to use to cool off but they dont use it

    I have 2 fans in the coop, one sucking the cooler outside air in and the other is sucking air out

    What else can I do to keep them cool?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you let them free range a bit? They will go where they want to keep cool.
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    they have been free ranging all day and now its time to lock them up for their own safety
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    If they have access to the ground they will scratch a hole and lay in it on the bare ground...

    You could put a bucket of ice infront of the 'blowing into the coop' fan so it works like an A/C...

    You could pit in shallow dishes of water for them to wade in ...

    Um... provide extra shade? Umbrellas from the dollar store opened up and all over the yard.
     
  5. city kid farm

    city kid farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    During our heat wave we made what my son calls a hill billy air conditioner for the coop. Basically freeze a 2 litre bottle of water (or two or three) and set it inside the coop. It's amazing how quickly things cool down. Good luck!
     
  6. beth59

    beth59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I put a box fan in my coop during the summer. It's always hot and humid here along the Gulf Coast in the summer.

    Beth
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    It gets soooooo bad here! I put together my 5 favorite tips here.
     
  8. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    28C is not hot, is this a mistake? It is only about 80F.
     
  9. Charles07

    Charles07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Acclimation. They are not used to it, yet.
     
  10. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:28 is a heat wave for us.... there has been a heat advisory in affect for 5 days now... this is BRUTAL in Canada...LOL I know we are wimps

    with the humidity it feels like 42C they are advising people not to go out if they have AC.. if you dont there are 24 hour cooling stations open
     

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