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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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Determines minimum ventilation rates for poultry houses based on bird water consumption and inside/outside conditions

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In the past the primary purpose of circulation fans was to break-up temperature stratification and therefore reducing heating costs.  Today, and in the future, with increased interest in keeping litter dry circulation fans are going to be looked at more in their terms of keeping the litter dry.  The primary difference between a circulation fan system for reducing temperature stratification and one that is for litter drying is that with litter drying more fan power/air movement is required

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: 27 No. 7
Potential Challenges with Machine-Actuated Attic Inlets

Though poultry houses and farms are getting larger, placing a premium on growers’ time, making equipment in a poultry house less labor intensive has its downsides.  For example, one of the primary reasons producers have moved to fans with butterfly shutters is that unlike traditional fan shutters, when butterfly shutters become dirty fan performance is minimally affected and as a result frequently cleaning during hot weather to maintain optimal wind speeds is not necessary.  The downside is that during cold weather since the fan housing, motor, and blades, etc. are exposed to the warm, moist house conditions, condensation can form on these components which, when combined with high...

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Latest Poultry Tip

Volume: 52 No. 1
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.