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 Post subject: Re: High temperatures and keeping chickens cool
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:14 pm 
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We've had 49's here on 4 days here in dec last year and the year before we dad 11 days of over 35 deg inc 46, 48 and 49 in 3 days and all our chooks, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, goats, cows, horses ect.... ect.... ect..... were all just fine sounds like some just like blaming the weather for killing their birds


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 Post subject: Re: High temperatures and keeping chickens cool
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:53 pm 
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I too have not lost a bird from the heat.
My coup is well ventilated and I have large trees that they all sit under.
I have a broody with one 3 day old chick and she sat in her cage through all this heat. She is ok. I put cool water over her head and face a couple of times to cool her down.
I have plenty of water around for all my birds in tubs as my dam is dry as a bone.
In the hottest part of the day while it was above 38c I hosed the roof and sides of the coup which cooled it down.
I do not give my birds frozen blocks nor do I put frozen bottles in the bowls.
I have heard that ice is not good for birds.
I know that bottles and not blocks were mentioned so just putting in my thoughts is all.

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 Post subject: Re: High temperatures and keeping chickens cool
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:25 am 
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duckie wrote:
I too have not lost a bird from the heat.

That is because your birds are obviously healthy and well housed as you described. th_clap.gif

duckie wrote:
I do not give my birds frozen blocks nor do I put frozen bottles in the bowls.
I have heard that ice is not good for birds.


Yes ice or very cold water can kill fowls. It should never be used

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 Post subject: Re: High temperatures and keeping chickens cool
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:00 pm 
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I have not had a single issue either I think some people just fail to admit the truth. I love this forum its honest like no other.


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I have not had a single issue either I think some people just fail to admit the truth. I love this forum its honest like no other.

Yes for some the truth hurts

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 Post subject: Re: High temperatures and keeping chickens cool
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:13 am 
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I think I get more worried about the hot weather then my flock do

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:57 pm 
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Yes we tend to worry unnecessarily

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 Post subject: Re: High temperatures and keeping chickens cool
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Jenni wrote:
I have not had a single issue either I think some people just fail to admit the truth. I love this forum its honest like no other.


I too Love this family Jenni its the number forum there is
I have seen a few not very good ones
On one i was bashed for my spelling and my fav person on a soap oprea B&B

( not talking about Tayphanie's here its also a great place its a haven for fans of a very bashed group.)

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I live in the NT so 45 is a winters day here summer we get 52-55 here in the shade people and not a sick or died chook or duck or geese or guinea fowl or pheasant or peacock or any animal. Load of bull them dieing of heat stress just morons that don't look after their birds proper


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