Cooling Down the Chicks

Yesterday was so darned hot.  I kept meaning to check our temps but kept forgetting. Chickens get hot too!  Chickens need calcium to build strong bones and teeth egg shells. Chickens love yogurt.

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Two plates of  yogurts because my chickens don’t seem to have good manners, nor can 10 chickens eat around one plate without someone getting pecked.  They love yogurt!

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Messy little eaters!  They get the yogurt all over themselves and then one goes after a glob on someone else’s back and first thing you know, we have a few ruffled feathers!

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And, if you must see more, here’s a video of the incident.

Comments

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    says

    Well…..I think they behaved in a very lady-like manner while you were filming them!!! Thanks for showing this…it was fun to watch.

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    Ruth Landon says

    Wonderful! Growing up my Dad always had chickens so I love he.aring and seeing about yours. Our day old chickens used to be delivered by the Royal Mail in England, then would live by the fire in the kitchen for a while. This was long before central heating was heard of in England.
    Ruth

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    Carol says

    Wow. I’ve learned so much about chickens. I never would have guessed they eat yogurt. I think you may need three plates to give every chicken equal access. LOL! Do they prefer a particular brand or flavor?

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    says

    Pampered chickens are happy chickens. Your girls are very entertaining…….not entertaining enough for me to raise chickens again but it does bring back alot of memories.

    Karen L

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    Julie H. says

    Cooling the chickens off with yogurt…..not a bad idea. They love milk. I know of several old-time farmers who give their farm fresh milk surplus to the chickens and pigs. Keeping them cool is a good idea too. I lost one last week (it was over 110) to heat. I’m debating getting a misting fan for them. It is starting to cool off here though.

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    says

    We had some friends over last night and one guy said he wanted to start a chicken farm. I immediately thought of you and your entertaining chickens. Only he didn’t want them for eggs but for the meat.

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    Jerzydeb says

    We used to freeze a big ice cube when we raised rabbits – as the ice melted – the rabbits could drink nice cool water – and a big bucket size cube would last all day !

    Love the film of the yogurt eating chickens – very entertaining first thing this a.m. 🙂

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    says

    Chickens will most anything you put before them. Was always a toss up between chickens and hogs. Have raised both and they both eat anything you give them.