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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MattalynsBarn, Aug 5, 2010.
What is the best way to cool down panting chickens?
I put a pan of cool water or even ice water for them to stand in and also keep a fan going in the run and their coop. Whenever I change out their drinking water I add some ice in it. I've also sprayed down the run lightly to settle the dust and make it a little cooler for them. I check on them every couple of hours and repeat all of the above if needed.
In my part of Texas we have 100 degree temps all this week so I want to prevent a heat stroke. (I'm retired so I can check on them often)
I run a mister in my run together with two fans (on opposite ends). It dampens the ground and cools the air in the run.
I bought the mister at the home depot for $10. It is free standing, you just connect it to your hose.
Quote:I just saw those misters in the home depot. I was going to pick one up for our chickens but my wife said I was nuts. So I tried to tell her she could use it to cool herself if she was to lay in the sun. She still thought I was nuts. I think after reading this post I will be making a trip to the home depot to pick me up one.
Good for you!