We read that one way to help the chickens beat the heat is to give them a shallow pool of water to stand in. We set it out yesterday, and no one took the dip. Today was a different matter, and here Peggy and Sally (though not at the same time, of course) enjoy the pool. You can also see the umbrella we have set up to give them some additional shade.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
It's hot out today. 100 degrees according to the tv, 110 according to the thermometer in the chicken run. The ladies are digging holes to keep themselves cool & panting. This video shows Joanie demonstrating the chicken pant - notice the open beak and heaving bosom? We've given them a birdbath, picnic table umbrella, frozen water bottles, & an occasional hose misting. I hope they'll be just fine.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
If you think you can give Henry a good home, leave a comment with you contact info - I'll pass along Lynn's phone number.
The picture above is a cuckoo maran that looks like Henry.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I'll try to think of something splashy to share soon.