Water mister for the flock

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kmac1, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Kmac1

    Kmac1 ChickenAddict

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    I'm kinda new to raising chickens (we raised them till I was about 10-12 yrs old) now I have some of my own. With the temperature upper 90's to low 100's can I put a water mister out in their run. The only shade they have is in their coop and it is small with a tin roof.
     
  2. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Extreme triple digit heat will cause a lot of stress and impact egg production. I would install the mister if your run has no shade for your birds. That is a great idea.
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If their run has no shade, you need to find a way to provide some shade for them. Shade cloth, some type of shade roof, something.
    Shade makes hot temps easier on the birds.
     
  4. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used shade cloth, it's easy to install, and you can get it in various % shading. Mine that I had on my garden was 30%, and when I took it for the chicken run, I doubled it. Not sure if that = 60% but it makes a difference. I got it on ebay last year, and it was not expensive for the amt. I bought.
     
  5. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps


    Awesome advice.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They'll need deep shade and a mister...not sure a mister would do much good in the broiling sun.
     
  7. Kmac1

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    Thanks everyone for the great advice. I will go today get the shade cloth and the mister. The only shade they have is the small coop they have now as I build a new 14x7 coop. I just want to keep them happy and healthy till I can get their new housing finished.
     

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