Its gonna be HOT How to keep them cool?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BloominOrchid, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So here in lovely Philli PA its going to be 100 plus wednesday.
    I have chickens from 5 months old down to 1 week old.
    Everyone but the 1 weekers are outside free roam all day with access to the coop, food, water, shade, hay & dirt.
    Anything else I can do to help keep them cool? [​IMG]
    Thanks
     
  2. Why and Dotte

    Why and Dotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep a fan running 24/7 in my coop, it's not the greatest but when they have to go inside they have a breeze.
    It's a fan without the stand wired to the ceiling, I've also used other kinds, they tend to get ruined unless regularly cleaned so don't use one that you plan on reusing.
    Many people have windows too.
     
  3. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Windows Check, and the front doors stay open all day too, so maybe ill check a 2nd hand store for some fans for the girls. Maybe it will chop up some of the darn flies! [​IMG]
     
  4. arch_cpj

    arch_cpj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ice maker also crushes and when its that hott Ill throw a few cups on a pan in there 3 4 times a day they love it
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I finally had to put a wall AC unit in my coop.

    ..and I put ice in a cup in the corner of the next box for my broody.
     
  6. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband put a window swamp cooler in our chicken house.
     
  7. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an electric fan on a pedestal directed at where they hang out in the shade.
     

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