Friday, August 13, 2010
I lost two hens today to the heat - a White Rock & my Ameraucana, Jane. It has been over 100 for who knows how many day but today was the hottest so far. It is nearly 9:00 pm and it is 99 outside. I should have checked on them this afternoon. I should have let them free range to find some cooler spots. I should have given them cooler water. I should have... I know it is inevitable, they are farm animals. This is part of the life we have chosen. I have learned an important lesson today - during extreme temperatures, I need to pay closer attention. Today, I just wish it hadn't been one of my green egg girls.