Newbie in Joshua Tree California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cmrobeson1, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. cmrobeson1

    cmrobeson1 New Egg

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    I haven't had chickens since the late 70's and decided to get back into it now that I am an adult! I have four who are around 6 to 7 weeks old. It is a bit hot here right now and they decided to lay down in moist dirt most likely to cool off. Plenty of shade and water available but is it a concern for them to want to GET IN their water bowl?

    Thanks!
    CR
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hi CR, welcome to BYC!

    Some chickens like to stand in water -mine stand in the puddles I make in the run for them. Only concern to me would be keeping your water clean. (Although mine still drink out of mud puddles even when there is sparkling clean water right near them!)

    It's a good way to keep chickens cool in a hot, dry climate.

    I used to camp in JT a lot. Miss those big rocks!
     
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  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :frow Hi, and :welcome

    If you have a sprinkler, some chickens like to play in those. You can also offer treats such as watermelon or cantaloup or frozen corn and/or peas to help cool them off :)
     
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I also wet down a favorite area of theirs to go lay in when it gets real hot here. I bought a spray mist..haven't put it up yet. [​IMG]
     
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  5. cmrobeson1

    cmrobeson1 New Egg

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    Thank you all for the great tips! They seem healthy and happy....and are growing like crazy!
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] They might like a shallow dish of water that they can stand in when they get hot, but knowing chickens, they'll probably still prefer the waterer! [​IMG] Thanks for joining us!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They also love & need shade - natural or manufactured.
     

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