Today I was up and left for town early and didn’t return until late afternoon. I forgot to unplug the heat lamp on the chicks which I needed to do considering the temps today were expected to be in the mid 80’s. Hubby and I discovered this while discussing the day’s events at which point we hustled out to the barn afraid we’d find 25 baked chicks. They were hot, breathing through their open beaks, had eaten every last crumb of feed, but otherwise fine.
P.S. The layers are now using the 30 gal waterer instead of the 5 gallon one we’ve been using for the last 7 years. Yay! for no longer filling the waterer twice a day!