Protecting your Chickens from Heat Stress

1. Cold clean fresh water – as many times a day as necessary, replace your chickens water with cold fresh water to encourage them to keep drinking 2. Electrolytes – When we’ve had a heat wave, I always make sure to dose my flock with homemade Electrolytes in their water. Heat is more stressful on…

Raising Meat Chickens- Lessons Learned

We are less then 24 hours away from sending our first batch of birds to the butcher and I’ve had some time to reflect. This was our first year raising our own meat- we tend to never do anything halfheartedly so we started out big by raising 120+ meat Cornish Rock Crosses and 4 pigs….