The unpredictable weather of Northwestern Pennsylvania has struck again! Yesterday morning our temps were 52˚F. Today they are 14˚F with a chance of 12-14 inches in the next two days! If you look closely you can see that the chickies have decided NOT to come out and play today!
Unfortunately for them the wiring to our heat lamp was damaged this fall and won’t be repaired until hubby gets home from work today! (Thank goodness for an electrician in the family!) Fortunately, I have no plans of going anywhere today and can check on them periodically through the day.
To keep them warm (well as warm as you can get in 14˚ temperatures) today I’ve given them a few special treats. This morning we started out with a big dose of scratch! This takes more effort for their bodies to digest and will cause their body temps to rise. And for lunch a hot bowl of oatmeal! This will also take more effort to digest, but who doesn’t like a bowl of something hot on a cold day?
As for the water, for now, we’ll have to do it the old fashioned way. Carry out more warm water as it freezes. Ugh!! Thankfully I have two buddies that will venture out into the cold with me!