Marianne CannonHow to have cool chickens in a hot summer

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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Marianne Cannon

About Marianne Cannon

Marianne Cannon has been broadcasting as Real World Gardener on radio 2RRR 88.5fm in Sydney, since September 2009, and the program is now syndicated to radio stations around Australia. It's about growing your own, the abc of plants, and how to create sustainable gardens to fit into today's environment. Not just a show about plants; it has a strong green and ecological bent, with co-presenters addressing issues such as native animals and plants, water conservation, composting, reducing waste, protecting native species and more.

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