Monday, 6 February 2017

Feathered friends....

the chooks are feeling the heat ........
they pant........
and hold their wings out like birds when they get hot.......
poor things have been so hot for months now........
I went to collect the eggs and feed the cooks this afternoon and found a baby Black-Faced Cuckoo-Shrike........
there was a nest in the top of the gum tree in front of the shed........somehow it made it's way into the chook yard............and into a cage...........we got it out of the cage and managed to pick it up and take it out of the yard and put it into a low tree branch...............Mum was hanging around in higher trees and they were constantly calling back and forwards to each other...........

she fed the baby a few times............hopefully this one survives and it can sort of fly so hope it makes it thru........with the extreme heat and the nest almost in full sun all day it is a wonder it survived.........one baby was dead on the ground last week........not sure if it just fell or the heat was too much but atleast this one is still alive...........they nested on a different branch in the tree last year too..........
Clearly no sewing is happening at present with all these random farm/nature posts......but it is another part of my life I love...........
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

Keeping the love of blogging alive.............

23 comments:

  1. Oh that heat is just ghastly, Chooky... I hope you & the animals get some relief soon

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  2. Poor babies. If I understood right it was in with your chickens ? If so I'm surprised the girls didn't attack the baby. The girls do look hot. I had read somewhere that would their chicken frozen treats like frozen fruit.
    Stay cool

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  3. Hi Chooky,we have had the heater back on today and then the next few days in the high 30's,such strange weather.
    You have a lovely lot of chooks there,my DD2 cant eat eggs unless they are free range and oh i hope that little bird survives.

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  4. Oh so hope you get a bit of cooler weather soon, for you and your feathered friends....

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  5. A wise old man once told me that nature isn't cruel, it just "is". But, I can't help feeling sad when little ones die. Hope things cool off for you soon.

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  6. Oh look at them...with your care they will do fine and that poor lost one...glad you could get it back to where it belongs.

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  7. I ended up putting the sprinkler in the chook yard for a while the other day to help cool them down a bit - a couple of the girls are getting older now, but still lay the odd egg and do their bit to earn their keep!

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  8. Hope it cools soon for you. We are expecting 41 tomorrow, and yesterday we were cold at 20!

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  9. Hope the baby bird survives and you get a cool change soon.

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  10. seems like the heat is unpopular with ALL creatures x

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  11. I feel sorry for the birds and animals... I wonder how they cope....
    Hugz

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  12. No panting chooks here....a foot of fresh snow though😜☃️❄️

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  13. Nice for us city clickers to get a taste of country life too. Hope your baby copes with summer.

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  14. Love the farming/nature posts...poor chooks, we sometimes get the crows hanging around looking like they are panting on a hot day here. Hope the baby makes it thru the hot days.

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  15. The birds come to your property because they know they are safe and cared for.
    Maybe some air con in the hen house??

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  16. Hope it cools down soon. Hope the bird survives.

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  17. Yes, it's not just us people that suffer in the heat is it? Glad you found the baby and hope it survives.

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  18. Poor hot chookies! Not nice for people or critters. Hope the little baby Shrike survives.

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  19. My canaries get hot too and love a shower of water...great to talk to you the other night my friend...thankyou

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  20. Its terrible to see the animals suffering. Take care out there. The bird baths are evaporating daily ... keep them topped up.

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  21. Poor birdies and chookies.. including you, we will all be soooooo glad when this next heat wave passes... xx

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  22. The heat is oppressive for all. Thinking of you still baking whilst our cool change come through overnight. Take care today. xx

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