lost 2 chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jim2448, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Jim2448

    Jim2448 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    sorry to report, i lost 2 of my girls the other day, i think it was due to the excessive heat we had (heat index was 118 degrees). i have a friend that lost 1 the same day. just wondering if anyone else had any problems due to heat.
  2. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Tulsa, Ok
    I am not sure why we are fairing the heat well. It has been over 100 almost every day for the last 2 months. It has been record breaking. This week we will be 105-107, with high heat indexes. We are still getting 7-8 eggs out of 9 layers. I spray the coop down if it gets super hot, we let the girls out to run around most days.

    The only thing I can think of is we have had some breezes and we have a pool, (maybe the pool cools the air around) We have had friends loose birds to the heat and seems everyone else is too. (One of our girls went broody and I looked around for fertile eggs, since we dont have a rooster, and noone had any because their girls quit laying).

    Our rabbits have all done well too and they do not handle heat well at all. We have 5 in a colony and they have survived. (They are not getting pg, but that is okay by me until this heat stops, if it ever stops.)

    Edited to add: Sorry for your loss.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

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