Poultry Housing Tips

Over 200 monthly publications on a variety of subjects related to poultry house operation and energy conservation.

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Spanish versions of many of the most recent Poultry Housing Tips.

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Publications on turkey production and other miscellaneous subject

Current Research Projects

Ongoing research projects being conducted by University of Georgia extension engineers and poultry scientists related to poultry house environmental control and energy conservation.

Presentation Notes

Pdf files of the presentations given at regional, national, and international poultry industry meetings.


Information on annual cold and hot weather poultry house environmental control workshops.

Excel spreadsheets

Easy to use excel spreadsheets that help the user to design and better understand poultry house environmental control system design and operation.

Poultry Tips

Poultry Tips are a publication of the University of Georgia Poultry Science Department.  The Bi-monthly pubication consisits of Broiler Tip, Breeder/Hatchery Tip, Backyard Flock Tip, Processing, and Commercial Layer Tip.

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Another example that clearly shows that "reflective" insulation is not as effective in reducing heat gain from hot metal roofs as traditional polystyrene board insulation.

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Hydronic poultry house heating system designed by Total Energy Solutions in Pennsylvania.  It was approxiamtely 20 F outside and the system, utilizing Cubo heat exchangers, was doing a very nice job of providing ideal brooding conditions.

Common Question

What would you recommend to cool young birds when they are at 5-10 days old during hot seasons. For example, 9 day-old birds, house temp 91 F/32.5C, %46 humidity and most of the birds are panting. Baffles are open and two tunnel fan are on.
Put the house into tunnel ventilation mode (close side wall inlets) and turn on enough tunnel fan capacity to obtain an air speed of between 100 and 200 ft/min (max). If it gets hotter you could put a little water on the evaporative cooling pads (i.e., 10 seconds out of 5 minutes)

Latest Poultry Housing Tip

Volume: 26 No. 9
October 2014
Why Tunnel Fans with Butterfly Shutters may not be a Good Investment

For decades, the “slant wall” fan was the preferred poultry house exhaust fan.  Testing found that by simply moving a traditional exterior panel shutter to the intake side of the fan, the air-moving capacity of the fan was increased five to ten percent.  Furthermore, the interior fan shutter location resulted in a reduction in dust collection as well as making it easier to clean than a shutter mounted on the exhaust side of a fan.  The slightly slanted fan housing protected the fan motor and components from the rain as well as facilitating the draining of any moisture that collected in the bottom of the fan housing.  For decades, tens of thousands of slant wall fans were installed in...

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Latest Poultry Tip

Volume: 52 No. 1
August 2012
Marketing Eggs from the Backyard Flock

For many people, having a backyard egg laying flock is enjoyable simply from the satisfaction of raising a few birds and providing a few eggs for the table. Often backyard flocks begin as a child’s 4-H project, teaching the child basic needs and responsibility on how to care for animals. Caring for and learning animal husbandry skills are important aspects of the project and the benefit of fresh eggs for the family is also a plus.