I didn't think that it was that hot here today but it was hot enough for me to go swimming in the dam a few times so hot but not unbearable. It was hot enough for me to want to put sprinklers on in the chook pens but I couldn't as we had no water.
The weather report said that it was 40 in Perth. It wasn't that hot here though, maybe 33-35. One day I will buy a thermometer, it won't make any difference knowing how hot it is but it will be interesting to know. I sometimes am surprised that it has been as hot as people say when I haven't felt that hot yet other times I am sweltering and it hasn't even reached 30.
Even though I didn't think that it was too hot it was still quite warm and this afternoon we found that one of our old chooks had died. It may not have been because of the heat, it could have been an age thing, being able to have the sprinklers on may not have made any difference. But I am blaming the heat. I know that the chooks don't like it when it is too hot. All pens have water and shade so apart from making sure the water is topped up, by bucket if necessary, there is not much else I can do when it is hot and no water comes through the pipes.
So one less Isa Brown chook. We are down to 7 now, soon they will all be gone.
There weren't any problems with any of the other chooks but we didn't get many eggs from any pens.
They don't lay when it is cold, they don't lay when it is hot...
Cooler weather coming up over the next few days, that should keep the rest of them happy.