I take care of my chickens with the "Tough Love" mentality!
"Toughen up or you are the families dinner!" ;) :shock:
No heat lamp for my birds, once they get used to it they become wimps and then you have to use it all the time. I do keep a reg. light bulb on during the winter months for the egg production, as we sell our eggs. They don't get heat from it though as a sparrow could fly threw the shed walls from all the cracks and openings (built around 1916).
I have been starting to keep my bees with the "Tough Love" mentality to and they have been wintering over a lot better than they used to (winter hardy).
I believe people cater to and coddle everything way too much nowadays and turn them into wimps! :shock:
Next on the "Tough Love" list are the Kids!!!!! Can't wait! :evil: :evil:
and maybe the wife????