Planning for summer chicken care will ensure that your flock has sufficient water on very hot days. The poultry experts at Southern States have some helpful tips for keeping your chickens cool and hydrated during the heat of summer.
Proper nutrition from Southern States will help you get more out of your herd. While most cattlemen spend a great deal of time and effort on herd nutrition, the same claim can’t be made for goat producers.
Unfortunately sometimes the first sign of a grass tetany is finding dead cows in your pasture. Grass Tetany can strike quickly, leaving the animal dead within hours of the onset of symptoms, making detection and treatment that much more difficult. In the battle against grass tetany it’s best to try to prevent it rather than treat it.
Because it is essential that new chicks stay warm without overheating, it’s a good idea to prepare their brooder at least 24 hours before their arrival. Selecting the right heat lamp and setting the ideal temperature will ensure a healthy climate for your chicks.
Winterizing your chicken coop can protect your flock from cold weather hazards such as frostbite and hypothermia. With attention to a few details, your hens will be happy and continue laying eggs throughout the cold months.
Chickens are much tougher than they appear and they only need a little extra care during the winter months. Chickens who are healthy and happy will continue to lay eggs all year long. Here are a few essential tips to consider when caring for your chickens throughout the winter.
Interested in trying your hand at raising small livestock? Requiring less land than their bovine counterparts, goats are a great option for the aspiring livestock owner. Rob French of S&R Meat Goats in Cumberland, VA shares his top ten things you need to know before raising goats.