Keeping chickens cool,

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by StandardLover, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. StandardLover

    StandardLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I recieved that chickens love cold mellon, so I gave them some. Though they eat that up fast, so I need to find other fruit options for them. What else could I feed them?
     
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  2. Ilovemyladies!

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  3. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A frozen hunk of watermelon works well, but during this heat I also throw a bunch of ice in their waterer and they love it.
     
  4. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    Fortunate here is Delaware to have a multitude of produce stands in the area that have watermelons a other kinds of melons at this time of year.

    Sometimes at night I will sit and watch a DVD and cut up melon and put the pieces in the freezer. In the afternoon when it is like it is now and 95 degrees with 82% humidity I grab a zip lock baggie full and head outside.....toss them in and watch the action. They have fun and so do I.

    Keep Cool!
     
  5. Briarpatch

    Briarpatch New Egg

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    We've got TONS of zucchini and yellow squash right now. I found one of those baseball bat sized zucchini that had been overlooked in the garden the other day and just threw the whole thing in the chicken coop. There were scared of it at first, but when I went back later that was no sign of the squash. I gave them another one yesterday and they got really excited! I figure it gives them something to do and there's a lot of water in the squash as well.
     
  6. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't have to do anything to keep your chickens cool. They're awesome just because they're chickens and that keeps them cool as can be. [​IMG]
     
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  8. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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  9. cmom

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  10. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can give them just about anything. Mine love any kind of frozen fruit when its hot. I cut a watermelon in half and scoop out the meat with an ice cream scoop and freeze the melon balls. Then I also freeze the bowl rind so when its time to give them a treat I have a ready made edible bowl!

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