Fairplex Snapshot: How We Keep Our Animals Cool

June 23, 2016

This year our Farm has expanded to include chickens and rabbits (with more friends to come!) The intense heat isn’t fun for any of us, including our furry friends. Here’s how we’re keeping them comfortable:

We moved all our rabbits from their elevated nests and into pens. Rabbits naturally cool down by spreading out on dirt; their heat moves from their bodies and into the soil. They also like to dig and make burrows as the underground home tends to be much cooler than outside. We have provided plenty of space for them to do both things.

In addition to this, we also have fans and misters going, along with cold water bottles they can lean against while they feed.

We paid a visit this afternoon to see how they were doing and they look pretty happy to us!

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