Wow, what a scorcher today was. But the birds seemed to get through it ok by sheltering in the long grass and under the trees. We lost a couple of poults though which was sad, and I put this down to the heat.
The number of hens going broody is increasing which is frustrating, but I think this is a heat-related issue with them. It is a little early for us to stop incubating, but as most orders are completed we probably won’t push any more. Time to let the hens do their own thing and rear a few themselves. For me seeing a hen with chicks that she has reared herself is one of the most enjoyable things I see here.