Temperature in coop - question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joypeters, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. joypeters

    joypeters Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2010
    northridge, california
    we bought a wireless thermometer and placed one of the sensors in the coop. i'm getting temps of 64 in the morning to 106 in the late afternoon. i have two 3 week old leghorns, and i think they'll be able to go into the coop in the next few weeks, but i'm so worried about the heat.

    am i going to fry the little chicks?
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    What kind of roof do you have on your coop? You can try insulating it to see if that helps. I put a piece of reflective foil insulation over my roof during the sunny part of the day, and that helps the coop not heat up so much inside.

    The other thing you can do is add more ventilation, perhaps even a fan.

    I would never shut chickens inside a coop that is that hot. In the summers here, I use an open sided coop for just this reason: closed coops are too doggone hot.
  3. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    My Coop
    Have you thought of adding a mister? They're cheap (about $8.00 at home depot with the twisty) and easy to hang up... I keep mine in an open tractor (see my page) in the shade, or free range, til sundown. And I keep the coop roof open til dark to let it cool as the day goes on...

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