Monday, July 9, 2012
Yesterday I was sitting and watching my chicks. I know this week is going to be really hot and I was trying to think of how to juggle animals and keep them cool. The cage that my chicks are using is a old rabbit hutch cage. In the summer I put the bunny in there and put in under the shade in the yard with damp towels on the cage. He had decided he doesn't like ice bottles anymore so that is what I do. Except now it has chicks in it who are rapidly out growing the small wire cage. Every time I get chicks my chicken pens have to go through a remodel. I am not ready for that yet as I don't think the chicks are ready to be put in my small coop with my crazy Mille Fluers. As I was telling my husband he said," let me go look around my shed and see what I can find."
He came back with an old hot house we used and the shelves got used for other things and it has just been out by his shed. He also had chicken wire from all of the previous chicken house remodels and he made this.
They also get in my flowerbeds. When it gets really, really hot they sneak up on the porch and get up next to the house.
really heats up down here in the valley. That is when I worry about the animals. The one good thing the water in the pool is great.
I hope all of you that have been in unbearable heat get a very nice cool down this week.
Bye for now, I have to get my housework done early today.