Would my chicks like a mister in their run?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jolyn, May 16, 2008.

  1. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Since it does get so hot here in Northern Ca.....would it be ok to put misters in the run? Do chickens like having misters? Will they use it to cool off?

    Thanks for any info,
  2. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Anyone? Anyone?
  3. Ese_N_Gracie

    Ese_N_Gracie Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    I thought you were talking about a Mister as in Mr...as in manly man.... foghorn leghorn....I know they'd like a Mr Roo....don't know about the mister.....[​IMG]
  4. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  5. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:Exactly what I was thinking! [​IMG]
  6. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Songster

    Jun 16, 2007
    Stilwell, KS
    Last year here in Kansas it got to br over 100 degrees several days. I put frozen 2 liter pop bottles in the run and ran a garden sprinkler back and forth over the run several times a day. Some people have put a kiddie wading pool with a couple inches of water out for their birds. This year I am going to use the mister. Is your run covered or do they range to find shade?
  7. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Quote:Mine is covered so they do not free range. My run does have shade trees but with it getting over 100 already our summer could be even hotter. That's why i thought the misters would be good.
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    It gets very hot down here where I am and I've never used misters. I'm not sure they would really care for it. How about putting a little fan in the run just to keep air moving? I know you can find cheap fans at Target. I bought a two pack for $20. They might enjoy having their dusting area hosed off, too.
  9. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    I already have a fan in there!!

    Tomorrow is the big day. We shall see if all the work will pay off and if they will be able to stay in there without over heating.

    Wish me luck!
  10. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Songster

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    [​IMG]I totally understood your mister to mean a misting system for the chickens. I purchased one for myself today, humm, should I have gotten them one too?
    Our high today in SoCal was 93, so strange that NoCal was hotter!

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