Poultry Farm Loses 50,000 Chickens In Heat Wave

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that's just terrible. I know how hot my ladies get and they have a fan and a cold footbath to use if they get too warm. Just sad.
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  4. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, given the heat here, without the AC, I'm not sure our chooks would have made it thru the major heat we had. But they are cold-hardy breeds, so heavy dense feathering, not broilers with thin feathering.
     
  5. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So very tragic.

    It's surprising that back up generators were not in place. Or were they? I wasn't able to view the article.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    No air movement...would be a death sentence. Glad nobody was locked inside of the house with them! The heat is ridiculous down there.
     
  7. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sad [​IMG]
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I wonder which is worse, dying from a heat wave or being killed by the normal practices . A lot of poultry die of dehydration or by heat exhaustion on the way to slaughter houses, and even more are scalded alive. Its a dirty business. This should be a wake up call.

    -Mark
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I'd much prefer to be stunned and killed than die under the heat in excess of 150* inside a barn.
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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