Investing in Comfort for the Flock

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Dedication, that’s what it takes when raising chickens in the Sonoran Desert! These ladies are just four months old and experiencing their first summer in temperatures of 116 degrees. They’re a bit frazzled looking at times, but incredibly resourceful in finding ways to stay cool. Of course, I’ve given them a hand providing those resources, but it’s up to them to actually use them. Most members of the flock do, but there’s always those few who insist on going broody in hottest place possible.
To make them as comfortable as possible, a mist system is available at one section of our open air shedrow barn. It certainly has helped, but without air movement it just wasn’t enough, especially for the broodies who stuff themselves into oven-like nest boxes. 

ElectricSolution…
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his week I hired an electrician to get power to the barn.  I don’t even want to think what the cost of having fresh eggs has risen to now! Nevertheless, we now have airflow from a giant barn fan.  Feathers are blowin’ and the flock is happy! Whoo hoo!
Not so much whoo hoo over the $$$ though. Oh well… love my birds.

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Broody hen in nest. Black and white vector stock illustration

Have an Unwanted Broody Hen? Here’s a few tips from eFowl on how to break broody behavior. 

Sometimes your hens will go broody when you don’t really want them to. Learning how to break a broody hen can help keep them healthy and happy! Breaking A Broody Hen | Raising Chickens | eFowl Blog

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About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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4 Responses to Investing in Comfort for the Flock

  1. rusticlily says:

    I love all the chicken posts!! I have chickens as well!! I will definitely have to read your post! I’m always looking for new things to do to help out my girls.

  2. I think what you’re doing is wonderful! You have a fortunate flock! 😊

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