Poultry Housing Tips

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

Tip de Manejo Avicola

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

Miscellaneous Publications

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.

Workshops

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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The thermal images above are of the north and south sides of an open-sided laying house.  Even though the birds on the sunny side of the house are not exposed to direct sunlight, they are exposed to more diffuse solar radiation than those on the shaded side of the house.  The diffuse solar radiation on this particular lead to cage temperatures 7 F higher on the sunny side of the house than on shaded side of the house.

Featured Video

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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

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Volume: 27 No. 2
January 2015
Best Performing Tunnel Fans 2014

When building a new house or retrofitting an older one for tunnel ventilation, fan selection is one of the most, if not the most important decision a producer has to make.  A house’s fans are essentially the engine of the ventilation system and as a result have a significant effect on a producer’s ability to maintain the proper environmental conditions throughout the year.  Furthermore, with rising electricity prices selecting the right energy efficient fan can save a producer thousands of dollars a year.  As a result, when selecting fans it is crucial that a producer compares fans not just on initial cost but on fan performance and operating costs as well.

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Latest Poultry Tip

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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.