Generator Tips to Prep for Warmer Weather

Jason Jackson shares simple, easy ways to refresh your generators to make sure they’re ready to serve you and your birds when you need them.

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Do you consider your generator the most important piece of equipment when you need it? And do you kind of forget about it—out of sight, out of mind—when you don’t? 

Poultry farmers know all too well that a power outage can wipe out entire flocks, if a generator fails. Bad storms pummel the south in the spring and summer, and being unprepared can cost you big time!

Jason Jackson shares simple, easy ways you can refresh your generators to make sure when you need them, they’re ready to serve you and your birds. 



Because generators can be set to exercise automatically each week, and we have them professionally serviced each year, it’s easy to forget about generator maintenance you, as a farmer, can do to ensure your generator is there for you when you need it. 

Jason shares that by simply sweeping off the dust in your control room and blowing off the generator with your blower, you can get rid of any heat buildup caused by dust. 

Also, check the fuel in your tanks. Be sure you have plenty to take you through the severe weather seasons without needing an emergency run. Finally, ensure you have extra fuel and air filters on hand! You don’t want to have to make a trip to the store in the middle of a power outage and lose precious time and birds. These simple backups might be all it takes to get your generator up and running when you have an emergency. 

If you have any questions about prepping for summer, reach out to Jason directly at He's happy to help.

If you need anything relating to poultry biosecurity, need help troubleshooting problems on your farm or simply want to learn more about what we do, give me a call anytime at 706-424-4471.


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About the Author

Allen Reynolds

Allen Reynolds

Poultry Sales Manager

This 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.

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Erin Flowers

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This 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.

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