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Title: 90*F
Post by: sam-e jo on April 27, 2009, 02:20:21 PM
I was wondering what you guys do to keep your birds cool in the summer? We have had 908F weather for the past three days and they have been really panting. I put a small bowl of water in for them to play in and a frozen jug of water for them to lay against. Can they over heat very easily?  j10
Title: Re: 90*F
Post by: Reeves on April 27, 2009, 02:36:22 PM
We have had 908F weather for the past three days

At that temp I'd have thought they would look like lumps of charcoal.   i9
Title: Re: 90*F
Post by: Sialia on April 27, 2009, 04:06:59 PM
Maybe even ashes.   j2

As long as they are in the shade, aren't overcrowded, and have plenty of water to drink, they should be fine. 
Title: Re: 90*F
Post by: kingwolf on April 27, 2009, 07:04:25 PM
as long as there is not direct sun on them all day let alone for most of the day they shouldn't be that hot and even though the only shade they might have is in a shelter that can still be like sitting in a oven stp1

 Some times when it really gets hot in Colorado (which isn't that often) i will soak my birds sand box so they can get in and roll around in the cool sand.

But right now their not complaining about the hot days after this cold winter they had  s020
Title: Re: 90*F
Post by: sam-e jo on April 28, 2009, 03:28:54 PM
Oh sorry I ment 90*F,LOL!!!! el23 dh1 I will try the making there sand wet. I thought of the frozen water jug b/c thats what I did with my rabbits, the quail do stand against it like they like it. They have shade even when the sun is shining in there cage they have pine branches to sit under.
Title: Re: 90*F
Post by: Slayton on September 07, 2010, 08:52:28 PM
We have a few weeks of 100+ days here in Texas every year. I have working on my dreams to get a gamebird raising business off the ground. But reading the 90 degree post gives me pause. I know that quail are more vunerable to illness and death when exposed to a  sustained draft, but will indirect evaporative cooling be an issue on my indoor breeders? I have read a few posts from arizona, so I know that raising them in my type climate is viable.. This post just scared me alittle. I am alittle over a thousand into this project and would hate to kill breeders aswell as my intial capital.

Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: 90*F
Post by: slider on September 08, 2010, 12:30:18 PM
90* is no problem for them...
Title: Re: 90*F
Post by: jgalo on September 08, 2010, 12:35:39 PM
Over 100 every day of August this year and the birds do find.  egg production slows way down and the partridge quit laying completly.  They do need plenty of fresh water.