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2023 Hot Weather Poultry House Management Workshop

April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 6 @ 11:00 am EDT

$450.00 – $700.00

This intensive training program has been specifically designed for those who want to learn more about poultry house environmental management during hot 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 hot weather poultry house management.

Topics to be covered

  • How do birds cool themselves during hot weather?
  • Poultry house heat removal
  • Methods of improving bird heat loss during hot weather
  • Tunnel ventilation system design
  • Factors affecting air speed in tunnel houses
  • Nutritional issues during hot weather
  • Factors affecting air speed uniformity in tunnel houses
  • Bird health issues during hot weather
  • Tunnel ventilation and static pressure
  • Tunnel fan selection
  • How bird density affects bird heat loss
  • Variable speed tunnel fans
  • Tunnel fan maintenance
  • Static pressure/Fan selection – spreadsheet
  • Evaporative cooling principles
  • Poultry house electrical issues
  • Commonly asked questions about evaporative cooling
  • Evaporative cooling system maintenance
  • Basic tunnel house operation
  • Evaluating tunnel ventilation system performance
  • The importance of nighttime bird management during hot weather


  • Mr. Michael Czarick – UGA Poultry Science
  • Dr. Brian Fairchild – UGA Poultry Science
  • Dr. David French – UGA Vet School
  • Dr. Sean Chen – UGA Poultry Science
  • Mr. Jack Ellison – Ellison & Ellison
  • Mr. Ross Demerly – Munters
  • Dr. John Worley – UGA Poultry Science


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Springhill Suites Athens West – 3500 Daniels Bridge Road Athens, GA 30606

Register by March 4th. Room rate is $134.00. Use group code vhwvhwa (one king bed) or vhwvhwb (Two queen beds).

Website: marriott.com By phone (706) 353-8484 – code VHW.


Registration is limited to 100 participants so register soon. The workshop will not be online.

The registration fee of $550 ($450 in-state) includes:

  • continental breakfast,
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • refreshments
  • notebooks and other materials

Note: Registration for this event has concluded on 3/14/2023. To be added to a standby list, please contact Michael Czarick mczarick@uga.edu (706) 540-9111


If you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor please contact: Michael Czarick mczarick@uga.edu (706) 540-9111


April 4 @ 8:00 am EDT
April 6 @ 11:00 am EDT
$450.00 – $700.00
Event Category:


UGA Department of Poultry Science


Flinchum’s Phoenix
650 Phoenix Road
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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