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MerMaeve

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I'd say morning or evening.....avoid the hottest hours (11-4) There is a heat index chart you can look up....temp + humidity % = heat index. Over 150 I believe isn't good for exercising horses, big or small.
 

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It was 111 yesterday. But the mornings are still doable. I try to get my garden work done in the morning, though, so have not been driving. We haven't had bugs so far. Hardly any flies, even. I should probably knock on wood, though!
 

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It was 111 yesterday. But the mornings are still doable. I try to get my garden work done in the morning, though, so have not been driving. We haven't had bugs so far. Hardly any flies, even. I should probably knock on wood, though!
I can send you some flies and mosquitoes if you want. ;) Free of charge, I'll even pay for shipping! 🤣
 

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I can send you some flies and mosquitoes if you want. ;) Free of charge, I'll even pay for shipping! 🤣
You're very sweet to offer, but I think I'll take our heat instead of the bugs. The horses have been laying out in the sun, soaking up Vit D, I suppose, so the heat isn't bothering them too much. Usually I spritz them in the afternoon. The poultry seems to mind it the most.
 

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Well, we are in the (low) 90's this week too so I've got both! 😝

Just curious, what do you do for your chickens/poultry to help them keep cool?
 

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Well, we are in the (low) 90's this week too so I've got both! 😝

Just curious, what do you do for your chickens/poultry to help them keep cool?
We have a misting line we can hook up, but the chicks are not comfortable with that. They have shade and I run their water bowl over and make a muddy area. They also stand in the water bowl (it's a rubber feed tub). The big girls are free range, so they go under the trees or under my little barn, where ever they feel most comfortable. I can't let the chicks out to free range yet because of varmints.
 

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Wowzers Marsha, I'll remember that next time I feel like complaining!
It's hard to keep a garden cared for and horses exercised when it all has to be done in the morning!
 

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