|Columbus Fancy getting ready to be the first in his cage to hog the soft white bread.|
Oops, an Arctic blast of cold air is prematurely covering our area and a good portion of the US. Our high today is predicted to be about the normal low and the low 22 F (-6 C). And to top it off snow is predicted and then by Monday the upper temperature is predicted at 29 F (-2 C) and the low 9 F (-13 C)! If it were January, I would use a little heat at night but its only November, so I would rather not.
The problem for the birds is that they need more calories to keep warm and if they do not get them, they will lose weight and weaker ones might get sick. So I have just finished giving all cages supplemental soft white bread, and around noon I will offer uncooked porridge oatmeal, and then around 4 pm some dry nestling food. While I am gloomy about the cold weather, they are happy as can be!