As we continue to endure this heat wave across New England, I have received many tips and suggestions on keeping the flock cool and not stressed from the soaring temperature and humidity. I have, created a day spa for the chickens. There are many options for them to keep cool and hydrated. Today, I thought that I would share some of those with you. Also, please be sure to check out Beat the Heat for other suggestions and ideas as well.
|To a shallow pan add water, ice and fresh herbs to help cool the flock and encourage wading.|
Wow! It seems as though Mother Nature decided to turn up the heat for us on Cape Cod. Last week, it was 49 degrees F and today it is humid and in the low 80s. I’ve heard that Cape Cod really never experiences a Spring and today, I would have to agree. The hydrangea leaves are wilting and the perennials look tired. They will need regular watering in no time. The chickens needed to beat the heat too!