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Keep Chickens Cool In Hot Weather With These Pro Tips [Podcast]

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What The Cluck

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Keeping chickens cool in hot weather can mean the difference between life and death.   Really.   Last summer, we dealt with some cases of heat stress, egg production suffered, and we even lost one friendly Cornish Cross rooster (you'll hear all about that story in this week's podcast!)   I have a lot to share on this subject, and in this podcast, you'll get the inside scoop.   In most cases, heat stress is easily avoided, and there's several steps you can take to prepare your flock for hot weather.   There are also some breeds that you shouldn't bother raising in hot weather, and obviously, there are some breeds that are more heat-tolerant than others.   If you want to keep your flock healthy during the long days of summer, then you'll love the pro tips in this podcast. You'll learn: Emergency first aid for heat stress How to provide cool water even when you're gone all day How to make homemade electrolytes using ingredients you already have Heat-tolerant breeds (and which to avoid raising in the heat of summer) Links we discuss: Where to get a free coupon book for Manna Pro Poultry feed ($32 value!) Misters I recommend How to make an automatic waterer Commercial electrolytes to keep handy   Transcript Hi there, and welcome to session 32 of What the Cluck?!, a podcast devoted to keeping chickens for fun and self-sufficiency. I’m Maat from FrugalChicken, and in this episode we’ll talk about how to keep your chicken flock cool in hot weather.   It’s spring now, although I know some of you are still in the dregs of winter, but in my area, it’s about 80 degrees every day, so I thought an episode about keeping chickens cool would be a good way to prepare everyone so you can avoid problems in June, July, and August.   So, by the end of this episode, you’ll know how to keep your chickens cool in hot weather, signs of heat stroke, how to help a chicken experiencing heat stress, how to make homemade electrolytes, and breeds that are well suited for