Keeping Chickens Cool

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hickoxfarm, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. hickoxfarm

    hickoxfarm New Egg

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    Hello! I just incountered a big problem with chickens when you live in Florida especially in summer. It gets super hot and I mean over 100 degress! I have 27 chickens 6 of which are chicks and my chickens get very hot quickly. I do have a small pool that they can go in but I have only seen my turkey go in. I really don't know if they will go in or even like it. Is there any way to keep them cool in the summer?
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!!...do a search of forum archives for keeping chickens cool in summer, they are full of great advice! Shade cloth, fans, ice in water, cold treats like watermelon, etc.
     
  3. hickoxfarm

    hickoxfarm New Egg

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    Thanks I will look
     
  4. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG] there are plenty of threads that discuss your concerns. For sure make sure that they are drinking electrolyte water, the recipes come in several varieties, and you could find them in the learning center as well as many threads, just search on the site and you'll find plenty. Use the recipe that suits best for your flock. I've seen people suggest brown sugar in the mixture, but it seems mine were scared to get near it, prob they thought it was dirty (makes sense, no? lol). Have much success on the site, and with your flock as well! [​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and welcome to BYC! Great to have you with us.
     
  6. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG]

    Here is a great thread with some ideas on keeping them cool.

    Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  7. ASKT4G

    ASKT4G Just Hatched

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    I freeze their treats in a bowl of water so when they get them, they are nice and cool.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Be careful with ponds, chicks can drown easily. You could put out shallow pans of water and some ice for them to stand in. Cooler feet= cooler bird
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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