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How to reduce heat stress in chickens

How to reduce heat stress in chickens

Chickens
In the same way that humans can become victims of stress and exhaustion from high temperatures in a hot summer climate, it can also happen to our chickens. Remember, if a hen cannot keep her body cool, egg production and laying performance will be greatly reduced. Also, if a chicken's body temperature is too high for a long time, the chicken can die from heat stress. Signs that your hen is suffering from heat stress To determine if your chickens are suffering from heat stress, closely monitor their behaviors as they try to keep their body temperatures down. Chickens don't have sweat glands, so the only way they can cool their bodies is by panting to allow the moisture in their lungs to evaporate and dissipate heat from their bodies. The first sign you will notice is that they are still p...