Managing the Event 

Ensure your poultry barn is operating properly. Check on the birds during extreme cold weather. Poultry may require additional feed to meet increased energy requirements.

If your birds are scheduled to be caught during extreme cold be sure to acclimate your birds before the catch.

Make sure driveways and area around barn is cleared of snow and ice prior to the catch. Consider options if catch is delayed – plan to keep birds for extra days.

  • Check that heaters are operating normally and have adequate fuel onsite;
  • If required install alternative heating source;
  • Monitor the snow load on your poultry barn and shovel off if needed; and
  • Ensure icicles and snow drifts from the roof are removed as these pose a safety hazard to staff and catchers.