Keeping hens cool

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by my5hens, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. my5hens

    my5hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    Its hot hot hot out. My hens are still molting like crazy and there are feathers everywhere. They stay in their run/coop all day because we have a dog and there are hawks in the area. They have some access to shade but I'm wondering if there is anything else I can do to keep them cool? A couple frozen water bottles they can sit next to?
  2. vannaHaines

    vannaHaines Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Maybe a very shallow pool of water in the shade? That way they can drink from it as well as cool their lil feet? I know my chickens occasionally like to jump into their water trough and splash around.

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