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How to have cool chickens in a hot summer

Marianne Cannon

Marianne Cannon

January 21, 2017

In this hot, hot summer, how do you keep your chooks cool? Unlike humans, they don’t sweat to take advantage of evaporative cooling, and they’re covered in insulating feathers.

Today I’m talking with Margaret Mossakowska from Permaculture North about how to keep your chickens cool in the heat of summer. Chooks usually hate getting wet all over but you can use a variety of ideas, like access to chilled water, wet soil, and deep litter.

Listen to Margaret’s great ideas…


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