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Just a look into the future preparing your flock and coop for summer

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Skeeter10, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Skeeter10

    Skeeter10 Out Of The Brooder

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    thought this would be a good thread due to the fact that summer is only 5 - 6 months away what do my fellow flock members do to prepare their flock for summer
     
  2. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I do agree that this is a great idea. :)

    I can't really speak as to what I would do because we just got our first chicks last Tuesday (they are one week old today) so haven't experienced winter or summer yet but I do know that the people that put plastic up for winter probably take it down but some people leave it up or replace it with a shade cloth. I am wondering too though if anyone ever puts ice or water coolers into the water? I know people do heaters in winter to keep it from freezing but does anyone put coolers in just to cool the birds down?
     
  3. Skeeter10

    Skeeter10 Out Of The Brooder

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    honestly i think the water stays prety cool i get mine out of a well it comes out at a prety nice temprature year around and as long as i put fresh water in every day or every other day depending on the outside temp it stays about 45 50 % with out ice or a cold source
     
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    Oh wow, that's really nice. :) I would have thought it would get warm or gross fast but I guess if you change it regularly or keep it in the shade it wouldn't. I guess we'll find out.
     
  5. Skeeter10

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    thats just my thoughts
     
  6. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Oh no i know but you're probably right
     

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