I am going to have a cardiac cath done, probably this coming Monday the 17th.I may have to stay overnight. Would anyone be interested in taking my ladies for a few days? I have three layers.They are accustomed to heavy shade, fans and misters in…
He's so little, I feel weird calling him a cockerel.I was the victim of a drive-by roostering a few days ago. He looks like my ameraucanas but has some yellow on his face and has yellow feet. He still peeps. How he eluded by dogs I'll never…
I have a barn owl house I got when I was going to be moving to CO. The move failed and the poor barn own house is going to rack and ruin. Would someone give it a good home? It's not in perfect condition, has been in the sun a lot and cracked in a…
"Yes we also use an evap cooler (salvaged downdraft).
The cool air from this unit runs down thru the night coop (secured / enclosed quite a bit, since our yard is not fenced) ... Thru the 300sqft day yard (air is trapped by 12" high wood 2X border…"
"I guess it depends on your set up. If your birds are enclosed in a run then you might have a chance like Doris. My birds are free range in a 20'x20' area with a 16x16' shade sail for shade. I am waiting for my mulberry tree to get big for more…"
"Its a small evap cooler inside their coop on top of a small table. The back of the cooler is against the wall and it faces their sleeping area. Last year I covered it with a trash bag during the day.
I have to fill it up with water every late…"
"How do you have your cooler set up? How do you keep it from the dirt ruining it?
It's not sleeping at night I worry about, it's feeling so, so bad for them during the day, in their down jackets. Poor girls."
"I have one for a second year in a row. I purchased it at Home Depot, its called Ultra cool, portable evaporative cooler, paid almost $100.00. For me it was worth it so I can sleep at night. My backyard is against a major street, with the heat from…"
"I tried making an ice chest cooler but with the very hot air sucking in it really no cold air out. So, I extended their coop under a big bushy area and put in a very strong mister. The ground gets pretty wet in some areas and they can root around…"
"We coil mister tubing in circle and attach it on an oscillating fan. Works well for us. We also use shallow pools of water with frozen gallons of water in them for the chickens to soak their toes in and drink from. They love both of these…"
"We tried a small window AC unit in our coop Works great until the dust overwhelms the filter, which doesn't take long at all. So we stick to shade, play pools, misters, and frozen water bottles. We have an elevated coop, so we hose down the…"