New Member in Godley Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mindmaze, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Mindmaze

    Mindmaze New Egg

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    I am really green where chickens are concerned. Had a few feral chickens on the property but never kept chickens for meat or eggs before.

    My biggest question is how to deal with the summer heat here in Texas, we have weeks at a time of 100+ temps. Any hints on how to keep my new chickens from burning up in the Texas sun?

    Thank you
     
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  3. Mindmaze

    Mindmaze New Egg

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    Thank you Petrel
     
  4. hungnguyen

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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Looks like you have some good advice here on the links. Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
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    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  8. Stynch

    Stynch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Arizona, our chickens do fine in 115 deg summers with a few little amenities, like frozen bottles of water (both in their water reservoir to keep it cool and just laying in the run for them to snuggle up against), access to shade, and plenty of ventilation. Also, don't feed corn or scratch during the hot weather as it increases their body temp. Good luck!
     
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  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    Well I live here in Death Valley Ca. and it gets a little warmer here but nut much as it reached 129 F last summer for a week and I did not loose one bird to the heat but I do have a pan of water for them to stand in also and the younger ones do get a wet towel put over their cage and new water really needs to be added every several hours [​IMG]




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    Ya all we have here is ducks geese chickens and them [​IMG]



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