Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hot Chicks

The heat has been brutal lately. The chicks have found little relief in the shade. We have made sure that they have plenty of water and even put ice cubes in their dish from time to time. 

What does a hot chick look like?

They literally pant. Poor girls.


So to beat the heat, we chilled a watermelon in the fridge, gutted it and gave the girls the leftovers. Blackberry wasn't sure what to think.

Saffron however caught on right away. She loves watermelon, especially the juice.
Slowly, Mei and Blackberry caught on. Soon the girls were frantically running from one piece to another. It was a watermelon frenzy!
Once they caught on to the yummy watermelon goodness, we tried a little tomato. Blackberry was skeptical.
By the next afternoon, the watermelon rinds were picked clean and there were no signs of tomato bits.

So now, the question that everyone wants to know the answer to- have they started laying eggs yet?
Stay tuned!

2 comments:

  1. The heat has been really hard for our girls as well. I started feeding them watermelon a couple of weeks ago and they love it. I usually wait until almost 4 before I give them it though only I spoil them a little bit more by just giving them the innards. I love watermelon but hubby doesnt and I cant eat a whole one by myself. We also put a fan outside their run and a little one in their coop. Cant wait for eggs but they wont be ready til end of July. When are your girls supposed to start laying?

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  2. I have considered a fan and may have to do that since we have had such a long stretch of heat. We have had our girls since March and are guessing early August. Are your girls laying?

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