Tuesday, July 6, 2010

This heat can eff off!

OMG, it is soooo hot!!

We're suffering through a super long and super aggressive muggy heat wave for about 10 days, we haven't even hit the worst of it yet and I don't know how we're all going to cope...

Chickens are fragile and can die of the heat, I'm terrified of losing my babies!

If the heat doesn't let up they'll all soon look like this!

This morning I had to move one of the flocks from their sweltering coop to a corner of the stables, where it's a tiny bit less hot. In the process of hauling birds from one place to another (7 trips, tiny plastic dog carrier, bla bla bla) I got heat stroke myself and feel nauseous from a too-high inner core temperature.

Now I'm lucky, I have the luxury of hopping into a cold shower... but my poor birds, how to cool them off? They won't go near water like ducks do so all they have is shade and bowls of water that I try to change often.

I think I got a couple of hard-boiled eggs in the nests this morning.

Is it autumn yet?

-Technodoll aka Worried Mama Hen :(

3 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Sorry about the heat, hope everyone is okay. I can't read all the posts because I am so far behind. Just haven't had much time here since I'm in Florida. The days are going by so fast and they are so busy. My dad is doing well, lots of questions all day long and very loud TV I can't concentrate at all. I will try to keep up with you.

prin said...

I wish it was fall. :(

jgoldfin said...

what about putting ice in their waterbowls?