Saturday, July 7, 2012

Almost There

It's been a long Saturday, and on top of it, I'm under the weather badly.  Don't know if it's the weather, or what, but I'm having a repeat of the sickness I had shortly after my sister died.

Depending on whom you believed, it was either :

OR 97 degrees OR 103 degrees at 2:00. 

As soon as I got home from getting my hair cut, I started on water for the third time.

That's a frozen water bottle in the metal waterer.  NO metal waterer is exposed to the sun here, this one sits on a cement block in the four x four pen, and stays cool all day.  The addition of the water bottle helps it stay cold.

I had just put a water bottle and fresh water in the waterer, and no, Buffy the Polish girl is not dead... but she is suffering in the heat terribly.  She is hunkered down where it is wet in the bedding.  The gallon jug was frozen solid in the deep freeze, and one red hen immediately figured it out, and claimed the side of it.  Notice how Rambo and the other red hen hold their wings out from their bodies, in order to dissipate the heat.

You don't think Lil thinks she's a human, do you?  She appears to have taken over the spare room, where Keith had been napping.

What is this picture, you wonder?  Well, it was taken just about an hour ago, at 5:50... and you see Jackson, whose color has turned a beautiful mahogany since he came here 3 months ago.  However, he is dogging Rambo something terrible.  In the twenty minutes I sat and watched, he ran Rambo into the henhouse not just once, but three times.  He won't let him be. 

I wondered why Rambo was inside during the afternoon.  I am not sure what to do about this, because I have to let the turkeys out of the little henyard, where they sleep, so the Turkettes can lay in their nests.  He is really picking on Rambo, and actually follows him into the henhouse to make sure he stays in.  Rambo can usually get out the side pophole, but before he gets back to the pasture, Jackson rounds him up again!

I am going to write about something happening around our area tomorrow, something I was going to write about originally today, but it will take a different slant now.  I think a lot of you are going to be experiencing it, too.

Right now, I'm going out to do a rain dance!  


  1. Smart chickens!
    Right next to the frozen water jug, is just where I'd be too, if the temperatures where that hot!

    Try to keep cool, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Cool wishes :)

  2. We are finally getting a break in the weather - hope you get a break too.

  3. Hope your rain dance works!! I am doing everything I can think of to help my chickens as well. I love that turkey!

  4. I hope you feel better soon. My mommy is not feeling so good either.

  5. I guess Jackson can tell Rambo is another male


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