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2022 Cold Weather Poultry House Management Workshop

November 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 17, 2022 @ 11:30 am EST

This intensive training program has been specifically designed for those who want to learn more about poultry house environmental management during cold weather. The workshop consists of lectures as well as hands on group exercises designed to help attendees gain a firm understanding of the principles behind cold weather poultry house management.

Topics to be covered

  • House temperature and broiler performance
  • Determining broiler house heating system requirements
  • Heating system requirement spreadsheet demonstration
  • Insulating poultry houses
  • Measuring poultry house tightness
  • Poultry411 App – house tightness
  • Increasing poultry house tightness
  • Air quality and bird health
  • How do you determining minimum ventilation rates
  • Poultry411 App – minimum ventilation
  • Downtime litter management
  • Negative pressure ventilation principles
  • Litter management during the flock
  • Negative pressure ventilation air inlets and exhaust fans
  • Circulation fan system principles
  • Brooding lighting programs
  • Circulation fan system design/operation
  • Litter treatments
  • Heating system maintenance
  • Basic environmental control management
  • Chick management…The first 48 hours
  • Heating system management tips
  • Attic inlets
  • Poultry house environmental assessment tools
  • Environmental control system management tips


  • Mr. Michael Czarick – UGA Poultry Science
  • Dr. Brian Fairchild – UGA Poultry Science
  • Dr. Brian Jordan – UGA Vet School
  • Dr. Connie Mou – Danisco
  • Mr. Casey Jones – L.B. White
  • Mr. Brantley Porter – Porter Insulation


The workshop will begin at 8:00 AM on November 15th and will conclude at 11:30 AM on the 17th


UGA Poultry Research Center, 2418 Milledge Ave, Athens, GA.

Registration Fee

The registration fee of $550 ($450 in-state) includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, refreshments, notebooks and other materials. To register for the 2022 Cold Weather Poultry House Management Workshop go to: https://t.uga.edu/8lO

Registration is limited to 86 participants so register soon. The workshop will not be online. Recordings of the presentations may be made available for a limited time after the workshop (fee will apply)


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Place, 412 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601. (706) 425-1800. Room rate is $129 plus tax ($10/day parking).

Website: HyattPlaceAthens.com. Use group code G-DPS2.

Register by October 25.

Questions or Sponsor

If you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor please contact: Pepa Deltcheva pepa@uga.edu. (706) 542-1325


November 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am EST
November 17, 2022 @ 11:30 am EST
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UGA Poultry Research Center
2418 Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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