When it gets this hot all our animals get a little extra something..
The Rabbits get an ice bottle everyday. They are now in the shade all the time and haven't needed a fan. But when they had sun to much hitting the roofs of the cages we would also put a fan on them. They also of course get fresh water morning and night.
The chickens get fresh water and plenty of places to dust bathe.. Its helps them keep cool. We separated out about 10 today and put them in the goat barn to start cleaning up in there. The chickens just want to be in the front yard and not the goat barn and pasture. I need them in the barn and pasture too!!.. So we grabbed some of the young ones to try and train them to stay there.. They got a little treat of the sunflowers and then went to digging..
Momma hen and her 6 babies had taken up residence in there before.
I quit trying to cage her up because she just would roost some where else the next night.
Bonnie did NOT approve of the new arrangements!
I can just hear her saying "They are in MY SPOT!"
The goats get a special treat in this heat too..
Molasses and either baking soda or salt of some kind in their water..
1/2 cup Molasses
1T of the salt /baking soda
per 2 gallons of water
Then I pour that into their 30 gallon water tub..
It encourages them to drink in this heat.
It works like electrolytes as that is 2 of the main ingredients(sugar & salt) in electrolyte mixes.
Or you can buy Bounce Back or something similar..
Or you can add Gatorade watered way down to their water.
This is how we humans cool off....
Find the nearest river and Jump in....
This is Boiling Springs again
This is my oldest Candice letting go of the rope..
She is actually the only one brave enough to do this..
Kara is looking for critters...
And so is Kyla..
She is standing up there.. It gets deep fast.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.