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Pastured Meat Chicken Production

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With meat chickens (broilers) protection from the elements not only means sun and rain, but also a place of refuge during hot weather. Conventional fast growing broiler strains suffer increased mortality rates during periods of hot weather, due to the excessive muscling and fat they carry around their breast and body cavity, particularly if their […]

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Beautiful Breeding Birds

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Michael and the boys were working with the parent birds this morning whilst I had a bit of a photo snapping frenzy. The birds looked so beautiful in the morning sun. The first breeding group were placed inside our brand spankin’ new pens inside the second breeder house. They quickly inspected the lovely nest boxes and […]

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Hot Weather Poultry Management

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The most vulnerable period during a heat wave is when nights stay hot. Birds tend to build up body heat during extended periods of hot weather. If their body temperature can be reduced during the evening, they will have a far greater ability to survive periods of extreme heat. House Management Assuming you lock the […]