Friday, June 29, 2012

Bad Hot Day

Well, today was supposedly 3 degrees F cooler than  yesterday but I lost 5 rabbits from the heat.  This upsets me greatly because last summer was hotter with much higher humidity and I didn't lose any rabbits.  3 of my good breeding does, a 7 month old buck and a 2 month old doe.  Her 3 siblings are fine, they were all in the same hutch.  I hate losing critters.

4 comments:

  1. That's too bad. I worried about my three hens in the 105 heat. It's 81 at 1:30 am, so tomorrow (daytime) is going to be horrid, I mean torrid.

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  2. Me too. I just put the meat birds outside yesterday to finish brooding in the chicken coop and it's HOT out there. They are all panting eventhough there's a bit of breeze from the open door and window.

    I wonder if it would be silly to put a fan out there?

    Sorry for your loss MM. I hope that will be the end of it.

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  3. Sue, whats left of my flock is all under the storage house. Cool and damp under there and they can come and go as they want. I put a fan on the rabbits with frozen pop bottles and hunks of ice. They're chewing the melting blocks and laying on the bottles. I hope it's enough to get them thru. A lady at the meet up said she has a friend that lives in Arizona who keeps rabbits and puts burlap on top of the cages and sprays it down a couple times a day. If I can find some burlap, I will do that too.

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  4. I was going to suggest the ice and fan, glad to see you already thought of it. I lost two hens my first year to heat and it was a hard lesson learned. It's been over 100 everyday here for the last week with over 100 temps forcasted for the next 5 days. God it's too early for this heat.

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