Hot weather, water, shade and flies

As the hot weather continues in some parts of the UK remember that not only does the water evaporate the turkeys are drinking more. Try and provide some shade for them and another container of water. I have also come across some ideas from the internet…. frozen sweet corn in water – allow to defrost slightly before you give to the turkeys. Ice cubes in the water.
Flies also can cause problems, particularly where hens are sitting on eggs, I have heard of hens getting fly strikes, and nest areas getting contaminated with maggots.
If you have ideas on how to keep your turkeys cool send them to GeneralSecretary@TurkeyClub.org.uk