Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Red-Light District

The dilemma of the frozen water. An issue near and dear to my frozen fingers hearts. After consulting 19,000 fellow chicken owners over at Backyardchickens.com the simplest, safest solution is to run a heat lamp at night over the water fount. But not just any heat lamp. A safety heat lamp. One with a ceramic base that cannot overheat. One that can be secured securely to the ceiling. After this photo was taken we took it a step further and attached it even more securely with a zip tie and then used electrical tack thingys to secure the cord. That sucker's not coming down any time soon. And with a thermostatic outlet, it can be controlled to only turn on when it gets down to 32 degrees.



In the mean time though, it's keeping Jack's side of the coop just warm enough for the new girls not to freeze their precious little bums off but cold enough that they want to cuddle with him. Which leads me to this little revelation....


while gazing at the amber glow emitting from the coop and pondering some of the comments on the last post I realized I can now add "chicken pimp" to my list of lifetime accomplishments. Nice.

9 comments:

Milah said...

Oh Christine! Why don't you give them a little apple cider tonight and pipe in some Barry White! This is too much!

bennie and patsy said...

You are so funny.
Patsy

Jayne said...

Milah is on a roll with those comments!! :D

Nifty-Chicken said...

Is that music I hear coming from your coop... and is that a Disco ball in the corner??? ;)

Add some shag carpet and a couple velvet paintings with black lights and you'll be good to go. Just be careful about what you post at BYC! :D

Suzette said...

Jack's probably wondering exactly what it is he did to deserve all this good fortune. Something tells me you're going to have lots of little chicks out of this love nest.

Carol said...

"Chicken pimp"??? OMG. I can't quit laughing. And that pic showing the red light is too much.

Yep, this blog just makes my day.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Madam Christine? For heaven's sake, don't let the media get hold of this info! blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

Hmm...personally, when I see that pic, I think of Amityville Horror.

-e

Sandy said...

What a great post! I laughed so hard.