Real World Gardener Keeping chickens Cool on The Good Earth

January 10th, 2015

 REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />


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Summer is not only just warm for us, but for our beloved creatures as well.

Keep pets cool over the summer break by making sure all of your pets have cool and shady areas.

Cats and dogs are able to move around and seek shade, but small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and birds can’t move from their cages or runs if you have chickens..


Let’s find out about keeping chickens cool.

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Check and make sure that your caged animals are not in direct sunlight and that their cages are protected from the sun as the shade moves.


Here’s some tips from the RSPCA.


If your animal seems to be in discomfort, try wetting its feet and misting water onto its face.


This is an option for dogs, cats, ferrets, poultry and caged birds as many animals control their inner temperature through their feet.


It’s important not to saturate a bird's feathers as this can cause them to go into shock.



If you have any questions about your chickens or a photo, send it in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


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