Sunday, July 31, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

a passing thunder storm cooled things off for a little while...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Heatwave

The duckies took a vote. Frozen peas in a shallow bowl with fresh cool well water is SO much better than alfalfa "tea".

Heatwave

Beau and Kouta were the first ones brave enough to try a new treat ... Frozen Peas. YUM!

Heatwave

Refrigerated Alfalfa "tea" with semi frozen peas a cool treat to help deal with the heat and humidity.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

~heatwave~

Right Now
(10:30 pm)
86°F

Humidity
83%

We have had temperatures climbing to near 100 with high humidity with little wind over the last couple of days.  The weather people are saying it is going to be worse over the two days. 

Our poor duckies really struggle to keep cool.  We are changing out their water as often as possible.  Normally the water buckets are changed once or twice a day, but we are trying to freshen up the water buckets and the pools with the well water more often than that hoping that will provide cooler water. 

Today the human flock members all had to work, so our duckies had to tough it out.  Keelyn must have jump flew over her fence, into main area in the aviary.  The regular pools are harder for her to get in and out of.  This evening she clearly was very hot and very sore from doing too much.  She was treated with an extra late night trip to the pool.  That should help some.  

*sigh*  too much to worry about. 

We will tag team tomorrow through Sunday checking on their conditions and switching out water frequently.  Hmmm.... maybe it is time to try semi-thawed frozen peas as a new treat, that might help cool them down too. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Keelyn's new area

Keelyn's new big area. Even though she is doing much betteer she can not be left alone with the flock if we aren't home. This area gives her water to splash in room to really walk and a big nest box to get out of the rain and sun.

Sat. Morning 'rehab' - recovering well from leg injury

After an hour walking, foraging, and socializing now for at least 30 minutes non-weight bearing time in the freshly cleaned "big" pool. Friends near by to enjoy the mud from the water Keelyn splashes out.

'sister' duckies'

Missy is hanging out with Keelyn during naptime.

Sat. Fun (01)

A place to get away from the boys "romantic" advances and still walk, dig in the mud, forage, and socialize - for Keelyn (and any of the girls).

Our six pet duckies are playing in the mud

Our six pet duckies are playing in the mud while I think about getting around to cleaning out the pools, house ,etc. But they are so cute that I keep taking pictures instead.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Foraging

Keelyn chatting with the boys

Girltime (now including vid-clips of Keelyn's walking progress )

Getting some girl time in ...
A chance for Keelyn to walk a little bit
and mingle without making her feel like
she must run and keep up with the flock.

Below are a couple of low quality video clips
showing Keelyn walking
So happy is is getting better.






None of these videos are great, but it is so nice
to see Keelyn making progress.

7.7.11

Our happy duckies