TAMIL NADU, INDIA - To keep poultry as cools as possible during the current spell of hot weather, poultry farmers are being urged to supply cooled water to thier birds.
With maximum temperature prevailing around 102 degrees Fahrenheit, farmers have been are asked to ensure round-the-clock availability of cool drinking water for poultry, reports The Hindu.
A weather advisory bulletin issued by Agromet Field Unit of Veterinary College and Research Institute here and Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai said that the sky will be slightly cloudy with less chance of rainfall.
The maximum temperature will rise to 102.2°F, while the minimum temperature would be around 78.8°F.
The daytime temperature will induce heat stress and at times may lead to heat stroke in poultry.
Hence, to reduce the summer effect, cool drinking water should be provided to the poultry. Furthermore, cooling methods should be in place in the farms.
The bulletin also requested farmers to avoid feeding during day time and also add electrolytes and vitamin C in feed for maximum benefit.ThePoultrySite News Desk