"Sorry for your loss. This time of year is so rough for hens and they are pretty fragile birds. Especially older hens. We use large terra-cotta saucers (like the ones you use under huge pots) raised up a bit on cinder blocks. We change out the water…"
"Judith, so sorry for your loss. Are you using a wading pool for the girls? Mister's are sort of okay as a supplement, but getting their lizard feet in water is best for cooling. That and natural shade."
"When the girls get hot I use the bottom of an igloo dog house, turned upside down and filled with water--just deep enough for hen feet. The girls really like a trickle of fresh water too. Occasionally, when a hen gets stressed I bring them in and…"
"If she's still lethargic you may want to put her in a cooler area for a few hours just to see if that will help revive her. I put one of my girls into a dog kennel in the a/c of the shop overnight when she had heatstroke last summer. In the…"
I have a beautiful Marana rooster who is about 5 months old and I am looking for a home for him. He has pecked me for the last time. I'm sure he is just remind me of the pecking order. Free to a good home. Call me at 602-402-0627,Judith