my girls just do not get it

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by the-bird-man, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 10 chickens (4 bls, 4 leghorns and 2 ee) and they have 8 feet of roost space and yet they feel they should only use 4 feet of it and they all pant like crazy because it is so hot. i can see them sleeping so close when its cold out but its hot. so today i spaced them out a little and stayed there until they fell asleep. they did not like it but its for their own good. am i wrong for doing this? they sit and pant like crazy and i feel i should show them that if they want to cool down they should space out a little. sorry to rant but it drives me crazy to see them suffering in this heat [​IMG] do any of your chickens do this? this is the first warm weather they have seen so i wounder if i should be teaching them
     
  2. mshuey1

    mshuey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally understand I have fans in each one of my coops. That seems to help them alot.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Just leave them alone, they will be fine, if they are too hot, they will move. The panting is working. MrsK
     
  4. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. K :

    Just leave them alone, they will be fine, if they are too hot, they will move. The panting is working. MrsK

    x 2 ....don't stress yourself over it...they will move if they get THAT hot! But a fan might make you....and them....feel better! [​IMG]
     
  5. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone [​IMG] i do have a fan. i guess i am over reacting but i just wanted them to be more comfortable i guess
     

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