Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
'Clean, Cool, Bellies Full.'
The heat yesterday was brutal. We had heat advisories out, and I spent most of the day in and out of the house trying to keep an eye on all the chickens, keeping cool water for them ect.
I am going to have a different plan for my Cochins before next summer. They are so large, and massively feathered, and hot weather is hard on them..even dangerous.
That's definitely something for you to keep in mind, if you decide to keep this breed.
I brought my little gold nuggets into the mud room, in a temporary pet playpen.
I wasn't risking losing them!
Stay cool everyone ☀️
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
Just a note to let you all know that I'll be switching a few things up on the blog..you know women, we rearrange furniture often so maybe it's the same concept? LoL
I just noticed that some things would make more sense in a section other than where it's currently at, and moving a few things around would make finding the information you want more accessible.
Feel free to share any posts or pages I have here that were helpful to you. Credit given or a link back here is appreciated.
Hope you all and your birds are staying cool and well this summer!
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Even the chickens know that you dip your feet in some cold water to cool down on a hot day. ☀️🌡️
The guys on the breeders academy podcast have taught me so much, and a recent podcast has really important info for these scorching hot days we're going into.
Jeff Mattocks, poultry nutritionist, recommends this homemade chicken "Gatorade" recipe:
2 TBS Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tsp Salt
1-2 Tsp raw honey or sugar
This is per gallon water, and not all the time, but for the times when your chickens are showing signs of heat stress on the extremely hot days of summer.
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