Taking Care of Chickens in Cold Weather

2024-04-02T20:30:24-07:00

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: Except for Chickens! A Guide to Keeping Your Flock Warm in Cold Weather Has the cold weather and almost freezing temperatures been getting you down? Well, just like us humans, it’s especially important for poultry (including chickens) to stay warm. If backyard chickens have to deal with prolonged cold, this can decrease their metabolism, reduce their egg production, and lead to increased sickness or even death. In this article, we’ll cover signs your chickens may be displaying in reaction to cold weather and ways to keep your feathered friends warm, so the cold doesn’t

Taking Care of Chickens in Cold Weather2024-04-02T20:30:24-07:00

Keeping Your Flock Cool: Assessing and Reducing Heat Stress in Backyard Chickens

2023-07-19T14:06:57-07:00

Just like us humans, heat stress can be a major concern for backyard chickens. Poultry, particularly chickens, are susceptible to heat-related issues, which can lead to reduced egg production, poor growth, and even fatalities if not properly managed. Understanding how to assess and reduce heat stress is essential to ensure the health and well-being of your flock. In this article, we'll delve into the basics of identifying heat stress in chickens and implementing effective measures to keep your feathered friends cool and content. Identifying Heat Stress in Chickens Chickens are most comfortable in temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to

Keeping Your Flock Cool: Assessing and Reducing Heat Stress in Backyard Chickens2023-07-19T14:06:57-07:00
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