Keep your chickens cooler for $10

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chuckzoo, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently purchased this free standing mister from the Home Depot for $10. It simply connects to your hose and uses very little water.

    I run it during the hottest part of the day and it really does make a difference, cooling the air in the run and moisting the sand which the chickens then like to lay on.

    I recommend running it with a fan if you are in a very humid climate.

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  2. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very good idea! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I bought a porch mister for mine that goes about 20 feet and cost 15.99 at Lowe's. For a smaller area I like yours better.
     
  4. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had one for several months now and it works great...... we found our's on sale at Ace Hardware in the spring for $6.99.
     
  5. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is on our supply list for the coop we're currently building!
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Are we related? I *just* bought one of these yesterday at Home Depot, and it's the same color. Bought it for the exact same reason, too!!!!
     
  7. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I initially had one of the porch misters rigged up where I had my run and coop before I moved it. I like the free standing one because it is so much easier to use, you could even set it on a timer when you are away.
     
  8. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have that very same mister -- in that very same color. I bought one for my daughter-in-law (the Constant Gardener) and one for me -- well, for me, for Builder Bob, for the hens -- whoever.

    Jenny
     
  9. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are we related? I *just* bought one of these yesterday at Home Depot, and it's the same color. Bought it for the exact same reason, too!!!!

    We must be!

    I was actually looking for a green one so it would blend in with my run, but they didn't have any so I thought what the heck might as well get a funky color for the chickens!
     
  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a very cool idea.

    I dont mean to change the subject but am I the only one who thought that you have a VERY cool run??? I love how you have it terraced filled with sand and the natural branches to roost or perch on. You should consider going to work building habitats for a zoo!!! [​IMG]
     

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