Quote:I work in surgery at Children's Mercy. Don't care to have it performed on myself. It's funny, but after I posted about the heat, I went back and looked at some of the recent posts on this sight. I love Katy's post. It seems heat is definately on everyone's mind. So do you always treat your animals to ice? I never even thought about it. Where in Kansas do you live? You must have quite a few animals if you have 15 waterers! My daughter went to Children's Mercy South briefly, and we were impressed with the way they met the kids' needs! We always treat the birds to cool water and frozen treats when it's hot like this. It's very difficult for birds to cool themselves if they aren't given free reign to go find cool spots in the woods- and mine aren't because the woods near Linwood are full of predators! I have a plethora of ways to keep them cool and hydrated. They can't sweat, so this is brutal for them. Cold water and treats, misting, shade, fans...it's all on the table right now! I have 15+ breeds and varieties, with another 5+ projects going at any given time. It's a ton of coops, waterers, and 2 locations. I love every single bird and spoil them rotten. The ice keeps the water cool for a couple of hours, anyway, and that can drop their core temp. I'm in Lawrence, in the city proper. I have 19 birds here. I think I have around 150 right now, including the chicks, at the farm. It's a heritage farm that has been in this family for 6 or 7 generations, and is only 10 miles from my house. Wish I could be out there, but I have teen daughters, so we're in town for a few more years. There are a ton of us in this area! My son as well... he was born with CF and see's Dr. Black up there regularly! What a wonderful and helpful place!