The Heat!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by new chick 203, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Songster

    Feb 8, 2010
    Ridgefield CT
    This heat is bad enough for us, but what about the chickens? they're only 7.5 weeks old and don't have full combs. I put the tractor in the shade, give them ice water and some cold treats like grapes. Am i forgetting something?
  2. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Songster

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okarche Oklahoma
    Vitamens and electrolytes you can also partially fill milk jugs and freeze them. (careful not to over fill as you might have a mess in the freezer the next morning.) place them randomly through out the coop at the heat of the day. Frozen corn cobs are a life saver also. other then that sounds like your on the right track.

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