How do I keep my chickens cool in the summer?
There are a few things you can do to keep your chickens comfortable. Here are a few tips from out livestock expert:
Make sure there's shade, and cool water available.
Make 'frozen treats', like frozen fruit available
Avoid 'scratch grains' in high temperatures (when it's hot, chickens should be eating less, also 'scratch grains' are not high in nutritional value)
Install an inexpensive mister system (some hardware stores sell them for as llittle as $12)
Lightly spray down the floor of the coop (as long as it's something like sand, not dirt, which creates mud)
Head to our Poultry Resource Page for more information.