It's HOT out there!! We hit 102 degrees F today (nearly 39 C). With the dew point hovering around 80, it was like a sauna outside. The heat index was hovering in the hundred and teens for a while this afternoon. Even now at almost 9 pm, it still feels like 103 F outside. BLAH!
The chickens are hanging in there. We've been making sure they have plenty of cold water but they still look like they're suffering. They have been hanging out inside the coop- amazingly enough, it was cooler in there than it was outside this afternoon. Since it is supposed to be just as hot tomorrow and possibly continuing through the weekend, I'm freezing some water in 2 liter bottles that I'm going to have J17 deploy in a water dish in the coop tomorrow every few hours so they have extra cold water. I know they are stressed but I hope to make it as bearable as possible for them.
Oh, and in other chicken news- Magnus was crowing this morning when I let them out of the coop!! or at least attempting to. K11 says he heard him try last week one morning but I hadn't heard it yet. He doesn't quite have it down yet but he's at least trying. And he is getting huge! He is bigger than even the big girls now. The little girls are still a little smaller than the big girls but they are gaining fast. Hopefully this hot weather won't hold them back.
It has been too hot to do much outside but V and I did spend an hour in the pool with the boys this afternoon after I got home from work. The water is so warm it's almost not even refreshing anymore. But it was still a lovely time.
Now, we're watching an old movie on TV and enjoying the wonder of air conditioning.