Earlier today, I went Live on our Facebook group to teach our members “how to heat their Grasscutter Farms during the rainy season.” Consider this post a follow up to that LIVE broadcast. The rainy season is here again and it has actually been raining.
Last week Sunday I lost 2 male Grasscutters. On Tuesday, I lost 2 Females. All these loses were all because of neglecting “Mr Cold”(Yea he is actually a male). I travelled to Abuja last week Wednesday for the CBN meeting and left my Grasscutters in the hand of my friend who visited me. My friend who is a novice in Grasscutter Farming neglected the importance of heat to Grasscutters during the rainy season.
The cold this period makes me cover myself when i sleep at night compared to Grasscutters that don’t have thick furs. Whenever it is cold, you’ll observe that they’ll cuddle up apparently to generate heat.
Generating heat for them actually makes it easy for them to be comfortable. Ordinarily, people ask me, “Eze-Nchi if cold is an enemy to domesticated Grasscutters, what of those that live in the wild?” To that, I suggest they look for an old burrow or a burrow housing Grasscutters and see how they protect themselves with leaves, sticks, foams etc.
HOW TO HEAT YOUR GRASSCUTTER FARM
1. Cover The Farm-House With Tarpaulin: If you use a windowless Grasscutter Farm (like I do in my new farm) you should buy tarpaulins and cover your Farm round about with it. If you have windows then cover them too. The Tarpaulin serves as an Insulator. It helps Prevent cold wind from directly getting into the farm-house. By so doing, it generates heat inside the Farm-house. You can also use Tarpaulins to still cover the Grasscutter cages to generate additional heat.
2. Introduce Lanterns into the Grasscutter cage: To generate additional heat for your Grasscutters use Lanterns-Kerosene lanterns come in handy here. lit your lantern and introduce it to the cage. Ordinarily you’ll see them cuddled up near the lantern in an apparent attempt to warm themselves up with the heat the lantern generates.
3. Use Charcoal Stove or Gas Heaters in The Farm-House: Position your Charcoal stove few meters from the side of the farm-house where the Grasscutters are concentrated. The Charcoal stove will heat up the atmosphere in a matter of hours. Ensure you manage the heat to avoid asphyxiation. You can also use Gas heaters. Gas heaters are basically heaters powered by Gas. With these heaters, you regulate the temperature of the farm house to be conducive enough for your Grasscutters.
Never neglect the importance of heat in the Farm-house this season.
Keep Your Grasscutters Safe.