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by Ellen Barry
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: tips for hot weather?
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

Re: tips for hot weather?

After installing a mini fan in the small coop yesterday, I decided they could do with additional cold. I put a large bowl (with lid) with Ice from the freezer in the coop. They all went into the coop almost immediately afterwards. I believe they loved it. I couldn't hang it right under the fan. But ...
by Ellen Barry
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: tips for hot weather?
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

Re: tips for hot weather?

IMG_2132 50.jpg Good idea Ellen, but we have lots of coops a way from the nearest electrical point and wiring them up will be difficult. Trouble here is the temperature doesn't drop much after the sun goes down and it has hit 39C several times here this year. We've noticed that the pent roof coops,...
by Ellen Barry
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: This is heartening
Replies: 55
Views: 6170

Re: This is heartening

Talk about the islands and temperatures. here in TN we get to choose between 2 things: Hot and humid or hot and rain. Temperatures in the nineties or hundreds. (Usually 32C-37 C and sometimes 45C) My ancestors came from the Shetlands. Perhaps move back? Is it getting any warmer there? lol Our chicke...
by Ellen Barry
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: red mite
Replies: 55
Views: 16373

Re: red mite

I once had those little pests. I gave the chickens a good dust bath with Diametacious Earth and I always keep the stuff at the bottom of the coop under the perches. No pests in sight anymore.
by Ellen Barry
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: tips for hot weather?
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

Re: tips for hot weather?

Hi, Tomorrow I'm going to install my new fan in the coop. It's a fan I got on Amazon but I'm sure you can get it anywhere in the US or Europe. It's suitable for 110V to 240V. it's the Axial Fan Series 1225. It's very small, creates enough airflow to help the chickens but is VERY VERY quiet. Here's t...
by Ellen Barry
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Chickens For Sale or Wanted
Topic: chicken thieves about.BEWARE
Replies: 27
Views: 33323

Re: chicken thieves about.BEWARE

Awww, so sorry for all of you. I know where you're coming from. I had a thief who stole all my breeding female Guineas plus their eggs. I know who it was and she is a "reputable" breeder. She was caught here by the Sheriff and arrested. We never got any damages back. So with a flock of males only I ...

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