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.


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.

Featured Picture


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

Volume: 27 No. 1
March 2015
Avian Influenza Update and FAQ

With the recent detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) in commercial turkey flocks in several states, this newsletter is being provided to answer questions regarding this disease. Since December 2014 there have been reports of Avian Influenza in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas and most recently Kansas.  The virus was first detected in wildlife and backyard flocks.  Thus far it has been diagnosed in turkey flocks in CA, MN, MO, and AR.  This disease is easily passed among birds but it does not easily pass to humans.  It is also important to remember that humans will not contract avian influenza through consumption of properly prepared...

Categories: Bird health

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.