its like 10,000 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jallny, May 29, 2012.

  1. jallny

    jallny Songster

    May 26, 2012
    new england has been hit with a heat wave. its like 60-70 degrees with 100% humidity. my 3 month olds are panting and laying down. they dont even have the strength to roost. my dominent hen doesnt even peck anyone anymore, shes just too tired! i put blocks of ice in the water, it helped a lot(they couldnt stop drinking) but im afraid it wasnt enough. they just went back to laying as far apart from each other as they could. ive only seen them get up for food and water. Is there anything i can do?[​IMG]

    all help is appreciated!! thanks all who reply [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Um......60 & 70 degrees? Here in Ohio it's been in the 90s and 80s with severe humidity......The chickens hold their wings out and pant......I've even squirted them with the hose and they don't seem to mind.

    I use old Cool Whip containers and make ice cubes for them. Takes longer to melt!
  3. Hellinahelmet

    Hellinahelmet In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2012
    Shade, Ice water, cold treats ( watermelon, etc.) and they'll be happy.

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