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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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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: 28 No. 5
Why Measuring Air Speed at Bird Level May Not Be Advisable

Keeping market-age birds cool during hot weather is all about air speed.  It’s quite simple.  The greater the air speed in a house, the greater the amount of heat removed from the birds, the lower their body temperature, and the better weight gains and feed conversions will be.  Though evaporative cooling pads do aid in bird heat removal during hot weather by keeping house temperatures from becoming excessive, their use results in higher humidity levels which reduces a bird’s ability to cool itself by evaporating water off its respiratory system.  The fact is without sufficient air speed moving over the birds, evaporative cooling pads can often do more harm than good.  Because air speed...

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Latest Poultry Tip

Volume: 57 No. 2
Total Volatile Solids (TVS) Wastewater Test

Since the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and subsequent implementation of the Clean Water Act in the early 1970s, poultry processing plants have been required to continually improve the quality of their process wastewater effluent discharges. The determination of wastewater quality set forth in environmental permits has been established in a series of laboratory analytical tests focused in four (4) major categories: organics, solids, nutrients and physical properties.


For most poultry professionals a complete understanding of the standard methods required to accurately complete critical wastewater analytical tests is not...