Dealing with Summer Heat in Free-Range Poultry

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As temperatures increase in the summer, special attention needs to be paid to birds maintained on pasture. This fact sheet, developed by University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, explores ways to help birds cope with hot weather. The resource provides management practices to maximize the birds' abilities to dispense heat.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.