Extreme Pour

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Help, my chickens are dying in the extreme heat. I have them on a wet blanket, i pour water over them too. T?

Help, my chickens are dying in the extreme heat. I have them on a wet blanket, i pour water over them too. some won’t eat or drink. The combs are losing their redness, and their balance isn’t good. Are they reviveable? I changed the location to a windy outdoors area out of sunlight. I blitzed in the blender some banana and water, but they won’t drink. Are they going to keep dying, is there anything else I can do? One chicken’s eyes turned red, and they sleep too much.

I think the question needs to be answered in two separate parts,attention to the distressed birds & attention to their surroundings,would have like to know,how many birds are involved & their age,what is the outside temperature?
Any method of keeping the surroundings cooler than they are, should be tried straight away,we face gruelling summer haet in India.Here poultry authoroties adivse hanging of wet old curtains,hessian sheets etc across windows or under running fans, this helps in reducing temperature by a couple of degrees.Mix an electrolyte powder into drinking water & feed the birds using a syringe,until they can drink on their own.Fluids at such a stage are vital.
Before setting up or building a coop one must think of summer heat,they should be large shady trees to keep the roof cool. We even lay hay or other such material on the roof to keep the roof from heating up. I have many leafy trees around , so even with heat up in the lower forties celsius,my free range birds find spots for comfort,they go into hiding all day & come out to forage after the evening has cooled.

Extreme Pour

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