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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:32 am 
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A video I came across on youtube that gives a fairly good explanation of what goes on in the bird's body during heat stress.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkXPVTB6Hlo

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:38 am 
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Thanks Cathy, great presentation of information. Has anyone used the products in a backyard situation?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:21 pm 
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that was interesting thanks for posting cathy,i have and do use spark liquid in the birds drinking water thats made by vetafarm and it seems to be useful.weve got a day of 43 this sunday here so im getting another bottle in the morning.i give it to my finches as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:22 pm 
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Another interesting site (you can log in with Facebook)

http://en.engormix.com/MA-poultry-industry/management/articles/heat-stress-in-poultry-t2186/124-p0.htm#_=
http://www.heatstress.info/HeatStressExplained/HowtorecogniseHeatStressinpoultry.aspx

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:12 pm 
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Thanks Cathy & Maria.

:idea: Those links could perhaps be useful additions to both Husbandry & Good Samaritan index listings :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:09 pm 
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These links and you tube got me wondering like children in schools that have to wear a hat in the terms that are hot regardless of the weather do we worry about poultry too late.By this I mean we get here in Victoria many days up in the 40s and some days it hits 50 we start the stress out when it is hitting 38 or what ever but maybe we should have been doing something already when it was 32 .Maybe if we followed the advice given in these links earlier then the birds may be able to handle the very hot days better .Just thinking out aloud :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:38 am 
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Its that time of year again when we need to be aware of the damage heat does to our poultry , here a couple of links to other topics on heat stress

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8033549

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7968802

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8028377


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:45 pm 
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Cackles wrote:
Thanks Cathy & Maria.

:idea: Those links could perhaps be useful additions to both Husbandry & Good Samaritan index listings :?:



Good point! Off to add them to the index!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:43 am 
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There is a product ive been using for my chickens 0 - 4 weeks of age and to the breeders on high temp days, its bellbreeder200. Its a product from bellsouth poultry. its contains trace minerals, vitamins and electrolytes. Its $11 a small bag and I find it very good.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:59 pm 
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Every summer I have lost a few chooks to heat stress: and used all the safeguard tricks talked about on other threads, frozen water bottles in drinking water etc.

This year not lost one so far - only things I'm doing different is to mix their feed with soaked Speedi-beet (horse feed) to increase hydration. They hated it at first, but now fight for it. And adding Anitone vitamin supplement to the mash. It's also mainly a horse/alpaca supplement, but claims good results for chooks, dogs and goats/sheep so everyone here gets it in their breakfast. (Around $50 one litre bottle - looks like Charlie Carp but smells okay). Don't want to speak too soon as more heat-waves are coming, but so far so good.

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Thats good feedback Possum. Keep us updated.

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