Are your chickens experiencing extreme heat? here is how to prevent extreme heat in the farm.
Choose the right birds
Before buying your breeding stock know that the birds ought to be able to cope with extreme heat. In general lightweight birds with large combs can handle heat well.
Choose the right spot
Shade is pivotal. Shade coming from buildings will be hotter than shade coming from plants. Your coop should be situated in a corner of the yard that enjoys nearly 100 percent shade all day long. Even though it is not perfect for cultivating vegetables, it will be definitely great to keep chickens cool during summer.
If you know you ‘re living in an area where you need to keep your birds cool in extreme heat, make sure they get as much shade as you can. If you have no shade, then do it!
Create the Coop Right
Ventilation is important, so your hot weather coop should be constructed out of four-wire mesh sides and a roof. Lots of wind should be ensured at all times.
If you can’t get four sides wide, add a fan to keep the air going. Airflow is crucially important.
Keep them watered well
Using automatic waterers for your birds is great because they stay cleaner but they need more than that when it’s 110 degrees. For your birds put pans of cool water out. The evaporative cooling will help cool the air a little, and they will have plenty of freshwater available to them with very little effort on their part.
The only extra care you need to take for your birds during this extreme heat, apart from choosing a good stock, and coop design, is to provide lots of cool water to drink, and also keep the ground damp in the coop.
A little pre-planning for chicken keepers in hot areas can make the difference between life and death. I hope that these tips on how to keep the chickens cool in extreme heat can help you get ready.
Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State
Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.
Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:
Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo
Oron, Akwa Ibom State:
Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State