Thursday, 5 February 2009

Hot Chicken

During this heatwave the chooks have managed well. I've moved their water and food trough to the coolest spot under an apple tree.
As they spend most of the day in the Asparagus patch, I wet the area down each morning.
Any dust holes get topped up with water (from a bucket) to give them a cool spot to dust bathe.

Over the other side of the house, the old girls hardly notice the heat under the solid shade of the old Mulberry tree.

All the girls get sprouted wheat (now made in a bucket) either as is or mixed in with their mash...with the occasional addition of grapes or tomatoes or leftover salad
...they are happy!
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Temperature update:
Tuesday was 38.5C (101.3F)
Wednesday was 37C (our first day under the old century 98.6F)
Today (Thursday) should be the same as yesterday 37C
Friday predicted to be 41C (105.8F)
Saturday 42C and windy (107.6F)
Sunday a cool 30C I hope! (86F) cool

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