In the Brooder
- Jul 29, 2016
What do you give to chickens in the summer to cool them down.
I'd go easy in the frozen fruit......we know what can happen when one eats too much juicy ripe fruit, same goes for chickens....hahaha!
I freeze just the rinds of melons, (I eat the fruit flesh) and give those to them to peck for a chilly treat.
Same goes for ice water....too much at once isn't great for them either, they'll just gorge it back up.
I put a large shallow pan, and some smaller ones, and dump a bunch of ice cubes in there.
They can walk in the cubes to cool their feet and sip on the cold water as the cubes melts.
Deep shade is most important.....dampening the soil in the shade can help...if you live in a dry climate misters can help too.
Air movement in coop can really help...I put a fan in east window to blow some cooler air into coop in early evening.