The girls have some frozen peas

We are experiencing an unusually hot spell at the moment. Late this morning I saw that Storm had her beak open and was panting. Being black feathered she is more likely suffer from the heat.

I decided it was time for frozen peas. I put some frozen peas in a dish of cold water. The peas soon defrost in the heat but while the girls are fishing for peas they take in the ice cold water as well as the refreshingly cold peas.

This is a great way to cool the girls. Storm in particular really liked the peas as she kept coming back to them. She soon looked cooler too.

Some frozen peas for the girls
This helps to cool them down
They get ice cold water with their peas
These four girls really liked fishing for the peas

Snowflake was missing as she was in the nest box laying her egg but she did have some once she had laid. The three seramas are not so bothered as the heat doesn’t bother them. Because they originate from the hot climate of Malaysia the seramas are unaffected by the heat.

Over the rest of this hot spell I will continue to give the girls frozen peas. Any type of greens are good for them and taking on a bit of extra cold water can only be a good thing in the heat plus they enjoy them so it is a win win all the way.

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6 Responses to The girls have some frozen peas

  1. Marion Pharo says:

    They certainly look as though they are enjoying the frozen pea treat.

    • Carol says:

      They really enjoyed them. By the end of the afternoon not only were all the peas gone but all the water was gone too. It’s a good way of getting them to take on board some extra water.

  2. Sophie says:

    I’ll have to try that trick too! xx

    • Carol says:

      It’s great for cooling the girls and the newer girls hadn’t had it before but they soon cottoned on. Frozen sweetcorn works too but I always have frozen peas in our freezer. xx

  3. David says:

    It is a good idea – I think I’ll buy some basics frozen peas today. It’s slightly less hot up here, but still need to change the water more often than normal.

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