Flirting with 120 Degrees in Arizona

Got Chickens? Here’s Help.

We’re living in an oven. Today 114, tomorrow through Wednesday we are flirting with a chance of temperatures reaching 120 degrees. Keeping chickens is a challenge to say the least, but it can be done with the right survival tools

Keeping chickens cool 2Chicken keepers have extra duties during this time, every flock is at serious risk of heat stroke /exhaustion. Making sure they have shade is #1 priority, also try and provide a mister and fan. If you don’t have either, don’t keep them confined. Allow them to dig a hole in the dirt under a tree or bush, preferably with a hose nearby on a slow stream or drip. More Information

Important: Don’t bring them inside the house, it will be difficult for them to acclimate to the heat when returned outdoors.  

 

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amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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2 Responses to Flirting with 120 Degrees in Arizona

  1. vicki says:

    Oooo… ick.. triple digit temps!! Sounds like some great tips for chicken keeping in that kind of weather.

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