F Agricola wrote:Today (Saturday) is a hot one - 30 C at 9am inside the house, at 11am it was 44 C (111F) in the shade outside. About 40% humidity.
Holy hellfire - where do you live?!!?? Your post is from Feb!! I live in West Central Florida and it gets bloody hot here too but you've got us beat. I have to chime in because keeping the chickens cool is a high priority here.
I ordered these cool flexible mister tube things from Amazon and while they don't sit under it like I hoped they would they do like the cool ground after I move it. I took the other one and pulled out the mister, twisted the flexible tube over the side of their waterer and I just leave it dribble all day long. Keeps it from getting algae build-up too. I have a well so the water is usually pretty cool.
I didn't realize that some chickens are just too stupid to come in out of the sun. I chose breeds that do well in the heat and so far it hasn't been an issue. They're all under the trees inside the run where it's dark and cool all day long. That's got to be heartbreaking, though. I'm very sorry you lost one of your girls.