Re: Chooks in extreme heat

To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Re: Chooks in extreme heat
From: "Wendy" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:14:33 +1100
Presumably second layer prevented lower coro from heating up as much and
then radiating the heat onto the birds below, already coping with elevated
air temperatures.

I moved caged pet rabbits into my bathroom, coolest room in uncooled house,
with fans, on second really hot day. The previous day they had been badly
stressed, panting and licking their faces and paws trying to cool down.
Inside with the air movement, on a hotter day, they were barely panting even
tho it was not all that much cooler inside the house, due to hot nights, at
that stage in the heatwave.
Chooks would have been in there too if they showed excessive stress.

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