It's Hot! How do they cool down?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HenPenny, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. HenPenny

    HenPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens normally roam about the back yard. Taking naps in the shade. Today I found them all hunkered down in the chicken coupe? Is this what most chickens do when it's too hot to scratch?
     
  2. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll find a nice cool spot to be. Sounds like the coolest spot must be there in that coop. you can even dig a little in a space you don't mind being dug up, to give them access to cooler, moister dirt. You can offer them more water access too.
     
  3. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Definitly lots of fresh water with ice in it. Right now mine are hunkered under an oak tree near the water containers. I say their hangin out at the watercooler.[​IMG]
     
  4. jerryray

    jerryray Out Of The Brooder

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    We have put a fan on our chicken that in the coop and also put ice in their water.
     
  5. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Mine love going up the mountain behind the house where there is tons of shade, but they seem to rely a lot on the shade under our deck. Lots of bugs and stuff to eat [​IMG]
     
  6. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have nearly dug under the pump house. The dirt gets a little damp from the filter when it back washes.
     
  7. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your container is large enough, why not freeze a milk jug and throw it in the fountion? When it thaws just refreeze it and reuse it

    Kudos,if you coop is the coolest spot. Mine prefer outside in shade to their coop
     
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