Chickens and heat

There appears to be loads of advice regarding chickens and cold winter weather.   Chickens, though, are fairly cold tolerant.  They have lovely heavy feather coats to stay warm when temperatures drop.  Unfortunately, they do not get to shed those coats in the summer.  And although we’re close to the ocean, summers here are hot.  This past summer we experienced a run of high temperatures AND high humidity and our wonderful little barred rock fared very poorly indeed.

 

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