I hope you are still enjoying the warm weather! Are you having fun playing outside in the sunshine?
We are getting ready to build our new greenhouse! I'll be posting more about that in a few weeks.
First we have a message for Sebastian:
|Misty says, "Happy Birthday Sebastian!"|
|Stew says, "What? It's your birthday! Happy Birthday Sebastian!"|
Question #2 was, "How hot is the light bulb for the chickens?"
That is a good question but it was written on a paper that was so long that I couldn't scan it! Now that you are learning about measuring and using a ruler, please measure the paper you are writing your question on. It is easiest for me if the paper is 8" or shorter.
The light bulb that we put out for the chickens is a 100 watt light bulb. It can get to be 477˚ Fahrenheit. That is hot enough to start a fire if it is near paper. We have a special lamp that makes sure that the light doesn't touch anything. We also turn off the light when the temperature is above 32˚ Fahrenheit (that's the temperature that water turns into ice). The light can't get very hot in the freezing weather, but it can get very hot if the weather is warm.
|This is what our light looks like. Do you see how the bulb can't get close to anything because of the metal shade?* The chickens won't get too close to it to get burned, but they stay close enough to it so that they stay warm.|
|Here is a picture of Miles' teeth. They are sharp and pointy. He has teeth on the top and bottom like people do. His teeth are dirty, we should take him to the veterinarian and have them cleaned.|