Too hot for broody hen and chicks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jjredpower, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. jjredpower

    jjredpower Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 21, 2015
    Its 105 today and my chicks are hatching. Mom is really hot. Not sure what to do. I put a fan on but not directly on them. Maybe i should put iit directly on them...
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    If they are in the shade and have access to water and a good dirt bath they will be fine. BTW 105 degrees F is the body temp of a chicken.
  3. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Broody and the chicks should be fine. I thought that my broody was overheating when it was hatching day and the day itself was a little hot -but she had shade and access to food and water, She was better than ever.

    I wouldn't place the fan directly on them... At that point of hatch a chill like a fan could be fatal. Just let nature take its course.

    Best of luck [​IMG]


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