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  1. sjpaskiewicz

    sjpaskiewicz New Egg

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    Hi folks my name is Steve and I'm new to the forum. I live north of Scottsdale and have 9 chickens. Anyone out there in my area? So far my girls are surviving the heat! Poor guys I worry about them daily. I water their run and yard down at least 3 times daily. I've also containers of water in front of fans so they can stand in them to cool down. I also put their snacks in the freezer so they're real cold. Cheers.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, Steve, welcome to BYC. Good job of protecting your flock from the excessive heat.
     
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  3. uncertainty

    uncertainty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Steve; Glad you have joined BYC. I find the site to be a great resource. Thanks for the great tips on keeping the flock cool. This is my first flock and I haven't given much consideration to excess heat. Freezing temperatures have been my biggest weather concern so far. Thx.
     
  4. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Steve, :welcome hope you enjoy your stay! Cya around :)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Steve and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and its good to hear that you are keeping your flock cool and happy!

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
    CT
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They need shade, shade and more shade, real or manufactured. Also put out shallow pans of water for them to stand n. Cool feet = cool bird
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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