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How To Deal With Heat Issues In Poultry Production by Ahleex: 12:27pm On Aug 26, 2019
One of the keys to the success of poultry production and farming is the provision of a clean environment regardless of the weather condition.

Heat stress in poultry birds is a situation whereby birds have difficulty balancing body heat production. Which can be overcome by doing the following.

Sufficient ventilation, air and cooling systems should be provided to facilitate air circulation so that they wont be panting.

Shades from tall trees and veranda will help to reduce direct exposure to sun.

Ensure proper litter management to reduce heat emanating from buildup litter.

Clean, fresh, cool drinking water should be provided at all times

Additional drinkers should be provided where necessary.

Be very vigilant in order to identify abnormal discomfort in your poultry birds early.

Water tank should be placed under a shade away from direct sunlight perhaps automatic water supply is better.

Perhaps reduce body heat by putting fewer birds in each pen/cage.

Keep your birds calm, don’t allow other pets like dogs, cats etc to frighten or disturb them.

Cleaning their pen or turning their litters should be done in the morning to reduce heat stress.

Some signs of Heat Stress includes
wings spreading , stupor, staggers, terminal convulsions, slowness, cannibalism, Light body weight, rough skin, Increased output of urine, increase thirsty, uneven growth and egg weight decreases in some cases.

Should you notice any of this, call your vet and if you need the most profitable feed for your Poultry, Fish, Pig and Ruminants. Call Vital Feed on 070 0000 0999 or send a mail to info@grandcereals.com

Vital Feed… farmers vital choice for better profit.

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