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Never Gave This a Thought

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by spatcher, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before considering this, you might want to save your money. In my quest for relieving my chickens in this heat, I bought a "mister" at WalMart as have others. The problem I encountered made it unuseable however. My chickens are located about 75 feet from the house. In order to reach them I have two 50 foot lengths of garden hose. The "mister" screws on to the last section of hose and reduces the waterflow into a 3/8 inch curly mini-hose with the spray jet attached. With the garden hose laying in the sun, due to the reduction in size of the mini-hose, the jet mists nicely but is at a temperature of about 150 degrees! Hot enough to make it very uncomfortable on your hand. If you get one of these, make sure your hose does not get direct sun on it. I dont have much shade and certainly not enough to keep the water cool. Hope this helps if you are considering buying one!
     
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Thanks for the tip, its a good one.
     
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Yep. You can, however, run out that nice hot water into a clean bucket and use it for purposes like laundry, etc. and lower your hot water bill.
     
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  4. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are absolutely right but it dont help the chickens much.
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Just cover over the hose. A thick mulch would do it, but it may be more useful to shallowly (is that a word?) trench the hose into your lawn. Honest! Just go along with a straight (i.e. square, not rounded-pointy) shovel, stabbing it into the lawn at an angle so you are prying back some sod, about 6" deep or so. Wiggle it back and forth to widen out the trench a little. Lay the hose in there. Press the turf back down with your foot. Voila, a buried water line.

    Unless you live in a not-too-Arctic climate and use one of the super heavy duty 'lifetime hoses', you will have to either blow it empty or pry it back up before wintertime (if it's left with water in it over the winter, it will bust).

    Seriously, it works. Also keeps the hose out of the way of lawnmowers and feet.

    Pat
     
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *!!! Nope, Steam cleaning is DEFINITELY NOT recommended for chickens!!! Hope yours are o.k.!!!
     
  7. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are doin fine. Pat, we live on the side of a mountain and digging is not an option. What does turf and grass look like? lol
     
  8. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    d.k :

    *!!! Nope, Steam cleaning is DEFINITELY NOT recommended for chickens!!! Hope yours are o.k.!!!

    [​IMG]

    Chuck your ckooks in the dishwasher!​
     
  9. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool water I assume?
     
  10. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Maybe one of those drycleaner bags in the dryer?[​IMG]
     

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