‘Cold water will keep poultry comfortable’

March 24, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:38 am IST - NAMAKKAL:

With temperature expected to be at 104 degree Fahrenheit during day time in the next three days, poultry farmers have been asked to provide cool drinking water and keep the birds calm without intake of feed to prevent mortality.

A press release from Agromet Field Unit of Veterinary College and Research Institute and Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said that the maximum and minimum temperatures will be 104 degree Fahrenheit and 84.2 degree Fahrenheit respectively. During the hot hours from 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., birds should be provided drinking water.

This will bring adaptation to heat stress thereby maintain egg production and egg weight at reduced feed intake, the release added.

Supplement feed

Also, poultry farmers are asked to supplement feed with electrolytes and amino acids during cooler part of the day.

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