Re: Chooks in extreme heat

To: "Evan Beaver" <>
Subject: Re: Chooks in extreme heat
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:46:10 +0800 (WST)
  We kept chooks a long time ago. We provided them with a galvo shed and as 
soon as the
weather warmed up, they panted and showed distress, despite plenty of water. 
were greatly improved when we put a second roof on top.  Nothing fancy, just 
some more
sheets of galvo on top of some four-by-two joists, projecting in front to 
provide a
veranda.  The shade on the lower roof made a lot of difference. Fortunately 
trees and bushes gave quite a lot of shade.  When let out in the garden they 
shady corners and dug hollows to rest in. We also sprayed them with the hose on 
hot days, which they hated, but seemed to revive them.
  The other day I heard a woman on the radio (ABC talkback) saying from SA that 
she had
saved her two or three fowls by bringing them inside the house, and putting 
them in
the bathroom.
  Anthea Fleming

.> That's a shame Peter.
> What can you do for the chooks I wonder? Bring them inside with the
> AC? Maybe some wet towel treatment?
> EB
> On 04/02/2009, Peter Waanders <> wrote:
>> Technically off-topic, but all our 5 chickens died on the day it hit 46C
>> last week (despite them having plenty of water and shade!). Many other
>> people in our region also lost chickens.
>> Cheers
>> Peter Waanders
>> Southern Birding Services
>> PO Box 420
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