Trying to Beat the Heat...Mist/Fan and Shade Cloth

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fireguy56, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Songster

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Hi, Like everyone on this forum, we are experiencing extreme heat and humidity here in S.E. Louisiana. I decided to try to do something about it and attempt to give our girls a little relief. This is what I have done so far.

    [​IMG] Installed shade cloth over part of open run that is adjacent to part of our run that is roofed. Hopefully this will help block some of the setting sun and help cut down on sunlight reaching the enclosed portion.

    [​IMG] Here is are of enclosed run...has roof over it. Installed a fan with mist ring kit attached to it with cable ties and tied it all into our water supply. I am hoping this will help bring the temp down somewhat in the enclosed area.

    [​IMG] Here is a close up of the 6 nozzle mist system my wife got for $30.00 and the fan I attached it to that I picked up yesterday from HD for $32.00. Sure hope it helps.

  2. N. Virginia

    N. Virginia Songster

    Oct 15, 2010
    Let us know how it works...might be good for horses too!
    N. VA

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