Happy Hens in Phoenix Miserable Heat

Keeping Chickens Comfortable, Here’s a Few Tips

It’s been a rough summer for our hens here in Phoenix. The temperatures have soared to 117 and averaged around 110 for more than 35 days since June. And… only one day of rain, in the last 4 months.

But my hens are doing great! Why, how? Well my girls are in a large 10×10 covered pen inside a covered shedrow barn. They have shade tarps on the south, east & west side for protection from the sun. I hang a simple box fan on their pen, and mist system that is far enough away to keep the pen dry, but cooler.

Here they are today, outside temperature is 110, 108 in the barn, no panting, or holding their wings away from their sides. They are smart enough to find just the right spot where they can catch a cool breeze from the mister, and as you can see, resting comfortably.Ā  šŸ™‚

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Silkie Under Cover

This is Peaches, she is one of my almost 3 month old Silkies… and the only one interested in fresh greens. The others would rather stick with chick crumbles… and the vitamins I sneak in there.

Big Bang Flock 12-3-13

New chicken coop roof! The board on top is only temporary while the glue on the edges dries. Sorry for the quality of the pics, I had to rule out hanging from a tree limb to get a better shot.