Texas heat

flowermama22

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During the summer my girls lay off laying because of the heat. The last few days have ranged from 103 to 108. We have a little pool for them, overhead mister, a fan in their coop and I freeze gallon jugs to put in their water. They are still having a hard time. I feed them watermelons and canalopes whenever I can. Do you have any added dietary and cooling tricks to help them be more comfortable?

Cyndi Smith
 

redsoxs

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Jul 17, 2011
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Sounds like you are doing everything right to me. They do have shade, right? Short of AC in the coop you have done all you can to make them comfortable. Chickens are tough - they're gonna be just fine. Good luck to you!
 

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The Frosted Flake
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yep, I agree, you are going above and beyond! Give yourself a pat on the back for being an awesome chicken keeper!

Super hot is just gonna be miserable, no way around it.

My baby sister lives in Texas, and she does nothing fancy for her chickens, and they do just fine. Hers do have

1. lots of shade

2. a mostly open air coop

3. the chicken area is in a place that usually has a breeze

Her hens are still laying.....but not much.
 

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