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  1. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Songster

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    What is the best way to cool down panting chickens?
     

  2. chickenriot

    chickenriot Songster

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    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) [​IMG]
     
  3. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

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    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.
     
  4. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

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    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. [​IMG] I think after reading this post I will be making a trip to the home depot to pick me up one. [​IMG]
     
  5. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

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    Good for you! [​IMG]
     

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