Welcome to the dog days of summer where the weather is hot, hotter, and hottest You might worry more about keeping your chickens warm in the winter, but the hot summer weather can be just as hard on chickens, and sometimes even worse than the cold
Recognize Signs of Heatstroke in Chickens
If you notice your chickens panting or spreading their wings during hot weather, don’t panic Like dogs, chickens pant to keep cool as neither have sweat glands Chickens will also spread out their wings to cool off
However, if you notice your chickens acting lifeless, lethargic, or their combs start
Chickens are good at lots of things — laying eggs, digging holes, throwing attitude around when they’re not pleased and even when they are happy… but one thing they are absolutely terrible at is keeping themselves cool in extreme heat They need all the help they can get!
One of the most important things you need to know as a chicken owner is how to identify when they are overheated They give signs like:
Welcome to June, everyone! Summer is here and we couldn’t be more excited! I’ve said this before that one of the best things about living in Minnesota is being able to experience all four seasons
I get asked fairly often if it ever gets warm in Minnesota The answer is yes! In fact, the temperature forecast for this week is the 80’s and 90’s! And, due to the fact that we’re the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”,