Saturday, August 02, 2008

Its hot over here

Another day with temps over 100 here in Austin. I went to work, but poor Anthony labored outside, working on the landscaping. Reportedly, he only peed once.

The chickens are hot but the young ones are still producing - we get one to two eggs per day still. The one I picked up today felt like a little ember in my hand. It must've been freshly laid. I checked its temperature with Anthony's infrared thermometer -- 118. That's almost as hot as I cook them. No wonder spring eggs are better.

6 comments:

mr man said...

What is the normal body temp of a chicken? Anywhere near 118? Do they cool off as they get older? Do they get hotter, when it's hot outside?

peevish said...

Wow. That is super hot!

Denver has set a new heat record this year, for consecutive days over 90 degrees. The previous record was set in 1901. We were in Denver on Friday and it was about 105 degrees. Hooray for A.C.! And at least it cools off to the 60's at night.

Joey said...

How funny. John also gave me an "ins and outs" report yesterday. He had to stand outside a burglary for over 5 hrs yesterday afternoon with no water in full uniform, including safety vest. He drank and drank and drank last night and only peed 1x.

Emily said...

We had rain here on Saturday, and it cooled things off a bit in the city. Maybe we should plan you a visit to come see me in September???

ColeBugsmommy said...

It was another hot one this weekend and since Cole has been sick, swimming was out...darn.

Jennifer said...

Mr Man-

The body temp of a chicken (like most birds) is much hotter than ours - 104 to 107. When its hot outside, I'm sure they get hotter too. Anthony also thinks if the egg was in direct sunlight it also got radiational heating. Factor in a little friction on the delivery, and voila - 118!