“Chill out, don’t stress!”
Has anyone ever said that to you? Have you ever told that to your birds? There are numerous things that can cause stress in your birds. Heat, light, overcrowding, ventilation, noise, fear, lack of food, nutritional deficiencies, disease, infection and on and on. In this video, we take a look at two distinct types of stress and their impact on your birds.
Stress is a physiological, biological or psychological response to a demanding situation, or stressor. Stressors are stimuli that disrupt homeostasis. In other words, stress comes from change. We even see that in our own life. The better you handle change, the better your stress response. Your birds are no different! From hatch to catch, your birds are dealing with change constantly.
Until next time, DON’T STRESS. Keep those birds chill.
About the Author
This blog was written by Allen Reynolds, Southland Organics’ Poultry Sales Manager. Allen spent years working on poultry farms, from installing equipment to dumping chicks. He has been helping poultry farmers overcome obstacles since 2014, focusing on poultry farm strength in the antibiotic-free environment since 2017. He has traveled thousands of miles and worked closely with hundreds of farmers during his time with Southland Organics. Allen is known by even more farmers from the YouTube channel Poultry Biosecurity, where he regularly appears in videos that educate farmers on topics like bird health and farm business. Learn more about Allen here.
This blog was edited by Erin Flowers. As a writer and editor, Erin keeps a close eye on the details. Erin thoroughly researches each topic, fact checking and source searching to give our readers helpful resources for raising chickens, homesteading, and growing lawns and gardens. Erin graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in advertising. She began working with Southland Organics in 2018. Learn more about Erin here.