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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hot Chicks

Good morning! No, not THOSE kind of hot chicks..;)

Here is a picture of some of the flock taking refuge from the sun and heat under the pool deck. There is a buff hen laying there by the pool wall, a couple of black austrolorps, Bubba, one of my Silver Phoenix Roosters, and in the back walking away that is a Buttercup hen and a guinea. There is a barred rock hen there behind the austrolorps.

 

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Everyone is hot, everyone panting, holding their wings away from their body. I can't imagine having a head full of feathers and a bearded face of feathers in this heat..poor Rod. This is Rod toughing it out. (Yep, after Rod Stewart, I mean look at that spiky hairdo! )

 

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The rest of the Sultan bunch toughing it out...

 

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Panting away...a picture of my new breeder prospect for next Spring. In the background you can see a young Golden Phoenix pullet. The black and white youngster is a Serama that was out of the parents of a Black roo and either a black hen, or one of the brown hens. With Serama they do not breed true to color all the time. This was a keeper, I want to breed him with some new bloodlines I hope to get soon from a lady in Cartersville.

 

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I managed to get some work done outside yesterday..got the patio cleaned up, the hutch for the new rabbit coming cleaned up. I got the back half mowed. I don't think it will be needing that again for a while. It is really dry now. I guess it really took it out of me more than I knew because last night I didnt wake up once. Woke up two minutes before the alarm was to go off. That is rare for me. I usually wake up several times in the night.

So, being fully rested I am ready for another productive day.

I think today I will work on finishing Bonnie and Clydes new facilities. Yesterday I took the house part off the stand part. I changed my mind about it being up on such tall legs. I want it to be shorter, but I can still finish the house part, painting and putting in the wire, all that, and have them in it by tonight...I hope.

I reckon that is about it for this days entry. Just chickens and talk of work. That is me though. ;)

Hope everyone has a great day.

7 comments:

geocachelinda66 said...

Hope you get some cool chicks pretty soon!  Linda

ggjack7 said...

Kelly, why don't you allow them to swim a little, (just a joke son) LOL poor things, did they go in there on their own, or did you put them in there for shade? Aren't you the busy bee, but please be careful, don't overdo, drink lots of water, now you listen to GG I'm older than you. LOL  Take care. gg/Jackie

plieck30 said...

Oh my goodness those poor hot chicks. At least they know where to get to try to keep cool. You have a good day now. Paula

deshelestraci said...

Poor chickies!  Stinks to be this hot!  I'm running away from home to somewhere cooler!
Traci

rooster1614 said...

Poor things...I know how they feel though.  It's so hot & dry here also.  I'm longing for Fall & cooler temps.

wwfbison said...

Oh they look so distressed.  We have fans on for our chickens and they are always perched in front of them.  Would they like a misting fan?  We put one in the barn and it has really helped, it does get a bit wet directly in front of the fan though. I sure hope they do okay, I really hope you get some relief soon.
Lisa

fmgruber said...

Hidey ho Sugar:
I saw a lot of hot chicks at the fair last week and on back. Had I been their father we’d had some serious dress code discussions about the kind of impressions we were trying to convey. I’m sure me daughters and I would have come to some more acceptable modest fashion statements.
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In another vane, do you have access to chicken information concerning the different breeds ideal habitat? My thought revolves around the birds ability to thrive or adapt to the bird’s to extreme heat and cold as the cases may be.
I know these Shorthorns would not serve us as well in your average warmer clement. These animals bred and born in UK, they’re more at home at our longitude. See what I’m driving at?
Hey, enjoying your pictures and written adventures. Take care school marm. And don’t let Shelby miss the bus. A new year she can work on her perfect attendance.
Fernan

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