water mister for chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by luvmyhens, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. luvmyhens

    luvmyhens Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2010
    La Mirada, California

    Is it O.K. for me to put a water mister outside for my hens. I am new at chicken raising and I was just wondering if getting them wet is Ok. It is about 107 degrees here in Southern California today, very unusual for us our summers are never this hot 80's or 90's never in the 100's. There is plenty of shade and I did hose it all down so it can be nice a cool.
    So anyway I put a mister outside and I did hose them off, they have their beeks open. My question is it is OK to get them wet I do not want to give them a cold or something else. How about baths does anyone bathe a chicken or is this just something you don't do to a chicken?

    Please forgive my ignorance I am a newbee.
  2. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    I don't force mine to get wet. I do have misters out which they seem to enjoy. They don't wet the birds, but slightly lower the temp and cool the area around them. I also hose the ground down in a few areas.
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    We use misters for our hens they really enjoyed it in the hot weather.

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