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

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

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

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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

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Volume: 29 No. 4
2017
Do Sprinkling Systems Reduce Broiler Breast Temperatures?

The hottest place in a poultry house on a hot summer day with market-age birds is not next to the ceiling, but rather down between the birds.  A house full of market-age broilers can produce a tremendous amount of heat.  In fact, 20,000, eight-pound broilers produce approximately the same amount of heat as 20 radiant brooders, which is 16 times the amount of heat that enters through the typical poultry house ceiling.  The high level of heat being generated at floor level can easily lead to air temperatures at floor level being five or more degrees higher than those near the ceiling.  The challenge for poultry growers during hot weather is not only removing this hot air from between the...

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Latest Poultry Tip

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Volume: 57 No. 3
2017
Biosecurity: Revisited

Often heard, frequently misunderstood, “biosecurity” is a set of practices that all poultry owners should know and implement to protect their poultry flocks from disease. Birds that are raised under pastured or free-range management styles are particularly in need of attention due to their increased exposure to environmental disease sources.
What is biosecurity?
Biosecurity is the practice of minimizing the spread of disease into a flock of birds, or in the event of disease occurrence, preventing the spread of disease-causing organisms off the premises. This is accomplished through practical, common-sense prevention measures.