The season is starting to cool ever so slightly, which is to say that it is still hitting over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the days here, but it is forecast to drop below 100 later this week! Friday is the first under day and Saturday is set to be cooler, and boy! Do I hope that the forecast is right! These chickens have really been suffering for the heat, and need a cool off! We have a couple of hens that are coming to the point of lay, and I am most excited for them to get into full swing, but it is so hot that the birds will hardly lay an egg for the amount of stress they are under! Heat and cols stress the birds pretty badly, so production is down for the summers here!
I just told someone that it is 103 here today. It turns out, I am a lair. It is 110 on our front porch, if the old thermometer is accurate to go by! I still cannot bring myself out to do anything in it! I am not a summer lover. The mild climates of California coddled me in my early childhood, followed by the Rocky Mountain winters through my teens. I have lived in Florida, California, and Colorado to name but a few, and then there was the temperate English Countryside. Nevada is warmer than any place on Earth needs to be!
Back to the chickens, we have a Dominique who is laying her first eggs now, and they are getting bigger. There are a few other hens to follow in the coming weeks, and I will of course update as they do.
The Prospering Peasant