Caring For Animals In Hot Weather


On Today’s Podcast Episode, Harold and Rachel Discuss How To Care For Your Animals When The Weather Turns Hot. Having Livestock and Even Pets Comes With The Responsibility Of Reducing Their Stress As Much As Possible During Times Of High Temperatures, Here’s How You Can Help Them.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 243 – June 2, 2024

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Provide Shade

  • Trees – Silvopasture
  • Outbuilding with good ventilation

Water Access

  • Animals should always have access to water clean water when they need it.


  • Fans for small livestock

Cooling Methods

  • Frozen water bottles
  • Ceramic tiles
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Different ways for various animals – Examples- Pigs (mud), Sheep and Alpacas (sheering), LGDs actually need that long hair and double coat
  • Chose a breed for your area
  • Animal color
  • Reduce activity
  • Longer grasses actually cool the earth, so putting animals on longer grass in the shade can be really helpful


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    Author, blogger, podcaster, homesteading and permaculture enthusiast. I have a passion for sharing what I learn and helping others on their journey. If you're looking for me, you'll usually find me in the garden.

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    An aspiring permaculturist and urban homesteader who loves to teach and inspire others to grow where they are planted.

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