Water mister on chicks in the run?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by earnhardtlvr, May 30, 2011.

  1. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is pretty hot here in western MD (around 85-90 with high humidity). The girlies just went out to their new coop and enclosed run yesterday! They r really liking it...but r really panting! They have a different part of the run in shade as the day goes by. I have been putting ice in their water to help them...& they have tons of fresh grass (cuz they just went int the run). I saw a water mister at Home Depot this weekend that I was thinking about getting for myself. Would it hurt the girlies if I set up the mister to run for a little while in one area of their run to help cool them off? Not sure if it will hurt them?? They r a very eclectic bunch of girlies. I have light & buff brahma's, polish, silkies, sulkie, EE's, BO's, RIR, NH, barred rocks, salmon favorelles, and a few unknowns! LOL They r 7, 8 & 9 weeks old. Any advice would b greatly appreciated! I know I am about dying in this heat myself and would like to do anything I can to help the chickies b more comfortable!
     
  2. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum over here! [​IMG]

    I say go ahead! I have heard many tales of success with misters.

    Then again I'm the lady running out mid-December to put the electric blanket on the coop floor. [​IMG]
     
  3. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has any1 had any adverse issues with using a water mister in the outside run to help the hickies cool off?? [​IMG]
     
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:LOL! So true! here in WA st too!
     
  5. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are humid, adding more water doesn't usually work. Adding airflow will help a lot.
     
  6. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well I have a fan in the coop and when it gets hot they hve been going back inside the coop during the hottest part of the day. Is this ok? I mean the fan is just circulating the hot air. They have 4 windows with crosse draft, their chicken door, and 3-4 vents low and high, and this fan. I was just thinking that they might like to walk thru the water mist and that would help cool them off? Not a good idea??
     
  7. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    a mister would be great i think.
     
  8. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm very tempted to get mine a mister, although the ducks would probably enjoy it more. I really don't see the issue if it is outside. I'm suffering along with you, it hit 100 directly out int he sun today in Maryland, can't wait for this cold front to hit us.
     
  9. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too, bring on the cold front! My poor birds looked miserable today, seemed the olders ones were having the most trouble. We have a fan in the coop. The coop is back in the trees and they have shade. It was just so wicked hot and humid today. i was thinking about misters too. Wasn't sure if they would be helpful or not. Love to hear more. [​IMG]
     
  10. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah we just finished building the coop and that is where they stayed all day. Either in it or under it. it is set back in the trees so it has shade, then open rafters for extra ventilation, along with the two windows and I just left the door open in it today. I think it was much cooler in the coop then outside. Most of them just laid under it and dust bathed all day.
     

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