Thursday, June 25, 2009

lucy too

the kids and i spent the day out of town today. before leaving home i went out to check on the chickens. they all were fine and they had food and water. i decided to leave them in their run- a new practice we are trying in order to take back the yard. well, i just went out to feed them some scraps and found lucy, our auricauna, dead. oh man, i feel awful. it got up to 103' today and the poor thing couldn't take it.
this weekend i will be setting up a new spot for them under the trees.

so for the record- that's 2 chickens lost this week.

and i know this is common. i know chickens go down in the heat, but man, it really stinks. trying to live 'simply' can sometimes be really hard.

i haven't even told the kids yet.


Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about Lucy and Peeps! What a dreadful day.

RiverBend Farm said...

Mandi, I'm so sorry about your chicken. I lost one last Saturday when she insisted on flying out of the pen to go lay her egg in the barn. The dogs got her..or the neighbor's dog. There is no grass left in the chicken pen since it's been so hot and no rain. I run the hose in their pen and they lay in the wet ground. I feel so sorry for my animals in this heat. I'm over here in Caldwell.

nicola said...

i am so sorry. this is something i worry about for when we get chickens. i am not sure how well my daughter will handle it! hugs.

Brandi said...

oh, sorry, mandi. sad week.

Mandy said...

Our rooster lays with his rear in the air so the wind gets all under his feathers and cools him off. That seems like such a guy thing to do, doesn't it? It just looks weird.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your two chickens. We used to keep chickens, I know the feeling of losing one it is never an easy thing. I agree with your sentiments "trying to live 'simply' can sometimes be really hard." in so many instances this seems so true! Peace and blessings to you!!