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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Infrared Everywhere: Hot Chicks

After I joined the ITC team this past fall, my family and I have been caught up in the process of relocating to southern New Hampshire. Now that we’re finally settled in, and the last of the moving boxes have been emptied, I guess it was time to take on another challenge, this one involving fresh eggs. My wife has always wanted to try raising chickens, and now that we live on a small farm, what better place to take the plunge!

The little ladies arrived in the mail about five weeks ago (yes, the Post Office delivers chicks) and have been growing rapidly ever since. Here’s a quick infrared video from their first week inside the house, captured with a FLIR T650 thermal imager:

chickens-cropped-pngThey have grown considerably since then (along with the level of dust!) and are *finally* out of the house, and into a new coop that I recently finished.

By the way, these are Buff Orpingtons which are known not only for their docile nature, but cold-weather hardiness; a great (thermal) quality to have, especially when you live in New England. Will let you know how it goes and post another update later in the summer.

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