Are you prepared for a summer day that might threaten your flock? Don’t wait until it’s too late, here’s a few tips to help you prepare.
The coming week looks like it will keep me busy trying to keep my hens comfortable alive.
Am I worried? Nope… we are prepared and ready to beat the heat.
Tues 111 High, 87 Low
Wed 116 High, 91 Low
Tools of Preparation:
√ Mist System on low
√ Ice Cubes to keep their water cold
√ Shallow pan with 1 inch of water for them to stand in
√ Shade Cloth, lots!
Remember, confined birds are more at risk than free roaming. Keep a close eye on your flock, watch for panting, holding their wings out from their body, lethargic behavior, or acting as though they are disoriented. Flood an area for them, let them scratch around in mud, playing in water is a life saver!