WOULD CHICKENS LIKE WATER TO PLAY IN?

irf1983

Songster
10 Years
May 7, 2009
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Brooksville, FL
Just curious. It's so hot here in Florida, and as they have to be in their run most of the day, I wondered if a little bath would keep them cool and occupied. or is it a disaster waiting to happen. Thanks!
 

ChooksChick

BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist
12 Years
Aug 17, 2008
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Larry, KS
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I have a couple of jelly roll sheet pans out in the yard I fill with clean cold water when it's hot out. They love to walk through it and cool their feet. They also drink it, so I have to rinse it out daily.

I also have filled several 2-liter bottles with water and have some to cycle out. I have a shady spot they love, and I lay a few of the bottles in there for them as a cool off lounge.
 

Zuesdude

Songster
10 Years
May 6, 2009
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0
119
OH
You can give them a dirt bath, fine an area that you can dig up dirt in a shaded area and watch the fun. I fine that given them things to do is kinda fun.
 

chicknmania

Free Ranging
14 Years
Jan 26, 2007
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central Ohio
Ours love to wade and scratch in puddles. Or, when I have the hose running, they'll follow me and beg til I lay it on the ground and let the water run. Tnen they love to drink, peck, and wade in, the running water. Not full force running, just a medium trickle. You could try that. They also like being misted with the hose on hot days.
 

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