Prevention// chicken health in hot weather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DolceVita, May 21, 2019.

  1. DolceVita

    DolceVita In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2019
    Hey guys!
    I recently and just finish a corid prevention cycle on my 5 chickens after a recent death in the family. It’s really hot and some times wet over here! I live in SC and it can reach 90 degrees and I was wondering if the heat and the wet/muggy conditions could cause them to develop problems. I always make sure that they have fresh clean water but was wondering if I should add any vitamins or electrolytes to it. I have 3 black stars and 1 leghorn. Also should I worry if one of my BS comb is alittle pale or could that just be because of the hot weather! Thanks!!
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I would not add anything to the water since in that heat it could quickly grow something nasty.

    But you can provide more cooling off treats. Watermelon leftovers are great as a cooling treat.

    With high heat, especially when accompanied by high humidity, your girls might enjoy the luxury of a fan.
  3. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road Barefoot

    Apr 9, 2013
    Phoenix AZ
    My Coop
    I live in AZ and give my flock electrolytes when it's hot. Not every day, but a few times a week in the morning. Afternoons they get treats such as watermelon, cucumbers, and frozen blueberries. They also appreciate cool, moist dirt for a dusting and cool water to wade in.
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