Bit warm

Is it too warm?

  • Yes

    Votes: 26 61.9%
  • No

    Votes: 16 38.1%

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stay_up_skyblues

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I've an awful story to tell about the heat. Both my wife and I feel fucking shit about it and we're struggling with guilt and sadness and God knows what. It doesn't involve humans but it's bloody terrible, so hiding behind a spoiler. Don't look if you are troubled by a very sad story.

Two nights ago a cockerel suddenly died in the hen house. We have two hen houses - one for large battery hen rescues and one for bantam pure breeds. This is the latter. We were sad that he'd died and tried to understand - we'd never had a healthy chicken die like that before. I concluded that it was a stroke or a heart attack - it can happen. Last night, we put them all to bed as usual. My wife says that one cockerel was really reluctant to go. This morning I went to let them out as usual at around 7:30 and all but one were dead. Pale combs; some of them lying on their backs having fallen off their perches; one next to the water. We didn't understand and were obviously devastated. Diseases don't hit that suddenly: they all looked healthy when we put them to bed. I even considered a venomous snake or spider having escaped and found their way into the house. I eventually worked it out having googled relentlessly. They had died of heat exhaustion. We recently moved their house next to our house to hide it as we are trying to sell and move. It's a red brick house. We think that the heat radiating from our brick house overnight killed them. My wife has been inconsolable all day as she was the one who put them to bed - and forced the reluctant cockerel in there. She says she feels so guilty because they trusted her and yet she lead them to their death. I feel awful because I should have figured out the risk sooner. We both miss them terribly - such lovely chickens: friendly; trusting and with wonderful personalities. We both feel shit and have been mourning all day. Needless to say, we are buying another hen house (cannot put another hen in there again) and Cleo, the one remaining hen, is in the house and cool with us tonight. RIP: Squirty; Agatha; Speckles; Baby P; Bertie and Mr. P.
That’s sad. I felt similarly shit once. Just after I moved in with the other half I convinced her to move the boy’s rabbit outside. She’d been an indoor bunny for years. Missus reluctantly agreed. Within a week we found the rabbit dead in her hutch. Presumably she’d picked up a common disease for rabbits and was less immune having always lived indoors.
 
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Liquid Gold

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I've an awful story to tell about the heat. Both my wife and I feel fucking shit about it and we're struggling with guilt and sadness and God knows what. It doesn't involve humans but it's bloody terrible, so hiding behind a spoiler. Don't look if you are troubled by a very sad story.

Two nights ago a cockerel suddenly died in the hen house. We have two hen houses - one for large battery hen rescues and one for bantam pure breeds. This is the latter. We were sad that he'd died and tried to understand - we'd never had a healthy chicken die like that before. I concluded that it was a stroke or a heart attack - it can happen. Last night, we put them all to bed as usual. My wife says that one cockerel was really reluctant to go. This morning I went to let them out as usual at around 7:30 and all but one were dead. Pale combs; some of them lying on their backs having fallen off their perches; one next to the water. We didn't understand and were obviously devastated. Diseases don't hit that suddenly: they all looked healthy when we put them to bed. I even considered a venomous snake or spider having escaped and found their way into the house. I eventually worked it out having googled relentlessly. They had died of heat exhaustion. We recently moved their house next to our house to hide it as we are trying to sell and move. It's a red brick house. We think that the heat radiating from our brick house overnight killed them. My wife has been inconsolable all day as she was the one who put them to bed - and forced the reluctant cockerel in there. She says she feels so guilty because they trusted her and yet she lead them to their death. I feel awful because I should have figured out the risk sooner. We both miss them terribly - such lovely chickens: friendly; trusting and with wonderful personalities. We both feel shit and have been mourning all day. Needless to say, we are buying another hen house (cannot put another hen in there again) and Cleo, the one remaining hen, is in the house and cool with us tonight. RIP: Squirty; Agatha; Speckles; Baby P; Bertie and Mr. P.
That’s sad but you shouldn’t blame yourself too much. There were no malice in your actions it’s just a tragic mistake.
 

clint van damme

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I've an awful story to tell about the heat. Both my wife and I feel fucking shit about it and we're struggling with guilt and sadness and God knows what. It doesn't involve humans but it's bloody terrible, so hiding behind a spoiler. Don't look if you are troubled by a very sad story.

Two nights ago a cockerel suddenly died in the hen house. We have two hen houses - one for large battery hen rescues and one for bantam pure breeds. This is the latter. We were sad that he'd died and tried to understand - we'd never had a healthy chicken die like that before. I concluded that it was a stroke or a heart attack - it can happen. Last night, we put them all to bed as usual. My wife says that one cockerel was really reluctant to go. This morning I went to let them out as usual at around 7:30 and all but one were dead. Pale combs; some of them lying on their backs having fallen off their perches; one next to the water. We didn't understand and were obviously devastated. Diseases don't hit that suddenly: they all looked healthy when we put them to bed. I even considered a venomous snake or spider having escaped and found their way into the house. I eventually worked it out having googled relentlessly. They had died of heat exhaustion. We recently moved their house next to our house to hide it as we are trying to sell and move. It's a red brick house. We think that the heat radiating from our brick house overnight killed them. My wife has been inconsolable all day as she was the one who put them to bed - and forced the reluctant cockerel in there. She says she feels so guilty because they trusted her and yet she lead them to their death. I feel awful because I should have figured out the risk sooner. We both miss them terribly - such lovely chickens: friendly; trusting and with wonderful personalities. We both feel shit and have been mourning all day. Needless to say, we are buying another hen house (cannot put another hen in there again) and Cleo, the one remaining hen, is in the house and cool with us tonight. RIP: Squirty; Agatha; Speckles; Baby P; Bertie and Mr. P.
sorry to hear that. But you weren't to know that moving their house would have such consequences and it probably have been fine if it wasn't for the heat wave we've had. A real unfortunate accident.
 
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shmmeee

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Currently in Amsterdam. Been 30c for two days and spent all day in the sun yesterday.

Couldn't even leave the hotel room today, absolutely fooked. Started raining and is stormy now and it's so nice.

Find it funny that we always complain about the weather then as soon as it gets hot it is just a nightmare. 30c in Northern Europe seems unbearable compared to when you're in the med.
You’ll know this. I’m wanting to drive up to the Netherlands to see my missus’ parents and ideally take the kids along and visit Paris and the Black Forest on the way and make a trip of it.

What are the restrictions on going to Europe right now? Can you just rock up to a ferry like before? I thought we weren’t allowed out but clearly we are.
 

ovduk78

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You’ll know this. I’m wanting to drive up to the Netherlands to see my missus’ parents and ideally take the kids along and visit Paris and the Black Forest on the way and make a trip of it.

What are the restrictions on going to Europe right now? Can you just rock up to a ferry like before? I thought we weren’t allowed out but clearly we are.
My friend who lives in the French Alps has just come over to the UK to see his mum. He drove to Calais & got in a fairly empty ferry although had to wait a couple of hours for it. He's heading back next week & will do the same again. He said ferries going to France were busier. Should be easier now with the relaxing of travel rules.
 
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Earlsdon_Skyblue1

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You’ll know this. I’m wanting to drive up to the Netherlands to see my missus’ parents and ideally take the kids along and visit Paris and the Black Forest on the way and make a trip of it.

What are the restrictions on going to Europe right now? Can you just rock up to a ferry like before? I thought we weren’t allowed out but clearly we are.
It was really weird. I got to the eurotunnel about 4 hours early and got straight on a train. The terminal bit was closed so you just drive straight to the waiting queue. Never seen it so quiet.

They grilled me a bit and asked where I was going and why. I just said work and they asked me for proof. I said they could go on my website if they wanted and the guy laughed and waved me through.

Driving within Europe was completely eventless. No issues anywhere. Borders open.

On the way back they interrogated me intensively but bizarrely my car wasn't searched (it was on the way out). The woman was very rude and was asking me quick fire and sarcastic questions hoping I would slip up.

I had to fill in the health declaration form before I arrived at the port and needed to display this to them on my phone. Now I have to self isolate for two weeks at home. Funny that, if I had decided to stay an extra week I could come straight back into the UK and walk straight into society. Rules are ridiculous.
 
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Brighton Sky Blue

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It was really weird. I got to the eurotunnel about 4 hours early and got straight on a train. The terminal bit was closed so you just drive straight to the waiting queue. Never seen it so quiet.

They grilled me a bit and asked where I was going and why. I just said work and they asked me for proof. I said they could go on my website if they wanted and the guy laughed and waved me through.

Driving within Europe was completely eventless. No issues anywhere. Borders open.

On the way back they interrogated me intensively but bizarrely my car wasn't searched (it was on the way out). The woman was very rude and was asking me quick fire and sarcastic questions hoping I would slip up.

I had to fill in the health declaration form before I arrived at the port and needed to display this to them on my phone. Now I have to self isolate for two weeks at home. Funny that, if I had decided to stay an extra week I could come straight back into the UK and walk straight into society. Rules are ridiculous.
How are they going to check that you’re following it anyway?
 

Marty

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Usually I love it, after putting on the pounds over lockdown and lack of open gyms, currently hate it, how those really overweight people cope, I'll never know.
 

Saddlebrains

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Im a delivery driver for sainos.



Currently on a 2-10. Pissed wet through and feel shit. Already gone through 2 litres of water.

Bring on the storm
 

ajsccfc

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The only thing I miss about going in to work rather than working at home is the sweet sweet AC. It's going to be like this tomorrow so I'm going to see if I can stay on WFH forever and move to Shetland
 
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NorthernWisdom

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Tell you what, if we get the promised heavy rain with the temperature staying the same, it had better go straight downwards so I can keep the doors and windows open.
 

LastGarrison

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It's unbearable, I could never imagine wearing a shirt and trousers for work in this weather. Fuck that.
I’m going back in this week for three days and first time since lockdown.

They can get to fuck if they think I’m going in suited and booted.
 

RegTheDonk

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I've an awful story to tell about the heat. Both my wife and I feel fucking shit about it and we're struggling with guilt and sadness and God knows what. It doesn't involve humans but it's bloody terrible, so hiding behind a spoiler. Don't look if you are troubled by a very sad story.

Two nights ago a cockerel suddenly died in the hen house. We have two hen houses - one for large battery hen rescues and one for bantam pure breeds. This is the latter. We were sad that he'd died and tried to understand - we'd never had a healthy chicken die like that before. I concluded that it was a stroke or a heart attack - it can happen. Last night, we put them all to bed as usual. My wife says that one cockerel was really reluctant to go. This morning I went to let them out as usual at around 7:30 and all but one were dead. Pale combs; some of them lying on their backs having fallen off their perches; one next to the water. We didn't understand and were obviously devastated. Diseases don't hit that suddenly: they all looked healthy when we put them to bed. I even considered a venomous snake or spider having escaped and found their way into the house. I eventually worked it out having googled relentlessly. They had died of heat exhaustion. We recently moved their house next to our house to hide it as we are trying to sell and move. It's a red brick house. We think that the heat radiating from our brick house overnight killed them. My wife has been inconsolable all day as she was the one who put them to bed - and forced the reluctant cockerel in there. She says she feels so guilty because they trusted her and yet she lead them to their death. I feel awful because I should have figured out the risk sooner. We both miss them terribly - such lovely chickens: friendly; trusting and with wonderful personalities. We both feel shit and have been mourning all day. Needless to say, we are buying another hen house (cannot put another hen in there again) and Cleo, the one remaining hen, is in the house and cool with us tonight. RIP: Squirty; Agatha; Speckles; Baby P; Bertie and Mr. P.
Thats a real shame but you see chickens walking around in this kind of heat and they look fine - no way could you foresee this happening overnight. Don't your or the wife be hard on yourselves, it's not like you put a dog in the car in this weather with the windows mostly up, something every dog owner should know.
 
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fernandopartridge

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The only thing I miss about going in to work rather than working at home is the sweet sweet AC. It's going to be like this tomorrow so I'm going to see if I can stay on WFH forever and move to Shetland
Same as, was thinking that earlier. I kept taking my top off and having to put it back on for Team calls, looking increasingly dishevelled with every call
 

skyblue1991

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Same as, was thinking that earlier. I kept taking my top off and having to put it back on for Team calls, looking increasingly dishevelled with every call
I might try that and leave it off during Teams calls, on the basis the women on the calls do the same. Fairs fair...

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mrtrench

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Somewhere between the waitress and her table.
Thats a real shame but you see chickens walking around in this kind of heat and they look fine - no way could you foresee this happening overnight. Don't your or the wife be hard on yourselves, it's not like you put a dog in the car in this weather with the windows mostly up, something every dog owner should know.
Thanks Reg

The oddest thing happened afterwards - one hen survived and she had been sitting on some eggs left to go cold overnight when we put them away. Almost miraculously, she managed to hatch one.

There was another hen in a different house hatching two duck eggs (the duck had given up). Both hatched. The ducks are now full grown and she's looking to nest again. We'll buy her some fertilised eggs when she starts sitting... it was so funny watching her confused face when the babies jumped straight into the water bowl.

So whilst it was awful, we have something to remember them all by.
 

ajsccfc

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Ordered some fans last night and they came just after 7. Amazon can go swivel, Argos are my guys now
 

David O'Day

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I might try that and leave it off during Teams calls, on the basis the women on the calls do the same. Fairs fair...

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We've got to the stage were no one turns the camera on during teams calls anymore.
 
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skyblueindorset

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We have a large garden, half of which is soft fruit, vegetables and greenhouses. It's a nightmare trying to keep up with the watering.
 

NorthernWisdom

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Ordered some fans last night and they came just after 7. Amazon can go swivel, Argos are my guys now
Argos are great. Word of warning though, don't use one in your bedroom. Once you turn it off, the room will be hotter than if you didn't use it, as running it will give off heat, even if only a little bit.

Also:
Use a fan when outdoor air temperatures are cooler than indoor air temperatures. (Fans in windows can blow cooler air into a room from outside).

Fans do not cool the air, so air currents flowing over the body must be cooler than your body temperature to cool you down.
Guess it's time to put that pack of frozen peas in front of it...
 
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Liquid Gold

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I've been WFH in west Cornwall for a few weeks, temperature is not that high at all here, only gets to about 23/4 but the UV is intense so it ends up in being constantly burned.