My poor pullets are way to hot!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HudsonValleyGirl, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. HudsonValleyGirl

    HudsonValleyGirl In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2010
    Hi fellow Chicken Lovers,

    My little pullets are so very hot. In NY it has been very warm and very humid. I have been giving them new water in the morning, my husband gives them new water in the afternoon and when I come home at 4:30 I give them new water. Their coop is in a shaded/sun lit area. There run has a roof, and they have a chicken yard that is covered with netting. Besides giving them water, what can I do to make these hot days better for them? I even had to keep their coop door open tonight because their hen house is way to hot.
    My husband said if it is really hot tommorow he might bring them in the house for a little bit to cool off.

    Thanks Janice
  2. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Songster

    Jan 17, 2010
    Wittmann, AZ
    Actually living out here ins AZ we use misters, and fans. I have a big metal fan up in the top corner of the coop pointing down towards the ground. Then I have my misters only 3 foot off the ground, so that they actually keep our girls cool. It works for our rabbits too.
  3. chickbird

    chickbird Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Quote:temps have been up to 100 degrees here in georgia, i bought 2 of those metal high velocity fans from wal=mart for $38.00 each and put on each end of my coop. it has helped alot.. i also have misters and freeze plastic drink bottles of water and place in their waterers. we got a rain today and it cooled things off a bit, wanted spring but we went from winter right into summer.
  4. farmer_lew

    farmer_lew Hi-Tech Redneck

    Jun 29, 2010
    In the hills
    The last couple of days have been in the 100s here in California, too. We put a fan on our girls, as well, to help keep them cool. Great idea with the frozen water bottle in the waterers! Just put one in the freezer.
  5. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    I water down the run really well with cold hose water, and I spray the roof of the hen house as well. I get it really wet out there, it really helps bring the temp down right at their level. I also have the hose on constant drip into their big waterer, and I let it run over the edge till it forms a tiny river and small puddles for the hens to lay in and walk through. I dont let it run like that all day, just a few hours when its really hot. ( we have a well, so I'm not wasting county water, the run off goes into the bushes my sprinklers dont reach)
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing 11 Years

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    You will find a wealth of info on this topic here in this site. Do a 'search" (see above) under 'heat' or 'hot' or any similar terms or look under 'recent posts' and scroll over the course of a few pages and you'll see a lot recently on this hot topic (!).

    It has been dangerously hot. If you haven't already done so, add fans and much cold water and icy fruit like watermelon. Do not feed other food in the middle of those wicked hot days. I take containers the size of cool whip containers, fill with water and freeze. In the a.m. I pop one into each of a couple of bowls of water (I just have 2 birds but feel it's crucial to have multiple water sources in case for any reason one gets dumped over). I use heavy ceramic so they don't easily tip.

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