RSL and EE's how heat hardy are they?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mskayladog, May 27, 2012.

  1. Who would have thought having chickens would be such a worry.
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    What is your worry? heat?

    I think it is a combination of heat and humidity. I am not quite sure what RSL is? Is it red sex link? Cause if so, them and the EE I have and had no problem with, we frequently get above 100. But very low humidity, very very low, as in less than 25%.

    In high heat they do need water, shade and a air circulation.

    ps. I never worry about my chickens. I just let them be chickens.

  3. We have heat and humidity, They were panting pretty hard today.
  4. JohnSWA

    JohnSWA In the Brooder

    May 8, 2012
    I have an Americauna, I know... it's not an EE, or is it? It is the heartiest of my flock and I have a good buddy with several RSL's and they do just fine in the Arizona heat! Relax. They pant too keep cool just like a canine. Your birds will be fine. Just make sure to have plenty of fresh water for them and some nice cool lettuce and such for treats will help them out tremendously!

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