Hot summer.

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures' started by aussiechicks, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. aussiechicks

    aussiechicks New Member

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    We are heading into what is meant to be a scorcher of a summer here in Aus, I'm after your tips for keeping chickens comfortable and cool.
     
  2. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    Shade and cold water will help lots!
     

  3. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Add shade if needed and check water buckets (in the summer I have 3 or 4 water buckets) 2 or 3 times a day.

    Best of Luck ...
     
  4. rob

    rob New Member

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    never have that trouble here in uk. our summers are getting worse every year. :(
     
  5. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    I save water bottles and keep 8-10 in freezer at all times, fill water buckets and put in 2-3 frozen bottles, it helps. Then rotate as needed, also I have the big 5gal waterer, I use a 2 liter bottle in it. Try it it works.. And in summer the wind is mostly out of the south (warm air) in the winter it's from the north (cool air) I have removeable panels in winter they are on the north side of run/coop to keep cold wind off the girls, in the summer I remove and allow as much air to blow straight thru, not cool air but it circulates and that's the best for them in summer.