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See video Using smoke generator to find leakage

Using a Bonide insect fogger (burning baby oil) is a very good way to find leakage.  Simply turn on a couple of fans, close curtains and inlets, smoke the outside of the house and have someone inside to mark where the smoke...

2012/11/27 - 2:08pm
Length: 0:28
See video Basic Poultry Nutrition

Very good short video on basic poultry nutrition by Dr. Nick Dale (UGA Poultry Science)

2012/11/16 - 10:55am
Length: 11:20
See video Geese in South Dakota 2012/11/14 - 7:42am
Length: 0:44
See video Lighting system test

OUr latest lighting system test.  9 watt leds, 20' on center over the feed lines, and 60 watt flourescents  20' on center along the centerline of the house for brooding

2012/11/10 - 6:42am
Length: 0:16
See video Growing chicken 2012/11/09 - 9:33am
Length: 0:00
See video Cool chicks next to leaking brooding curtain 2012/10/18 - 9:10pm
Length: 0:13
See video 40' X 500' Retrofitted broiler house

Newly retrofitted 40' X 500' broiler house:

1) Nine 48" slant wall fans + three new 52" fans (600 ft/min average air speed)

2) 75' X 5' X 2 of evaporative cooling pads

3) 4' Tunnel doors.

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2012/10/08 - 4:00pm
Length: 0:18
See video Cheap evaporative cooling pads are not inexpensive

This is a new pad sold by a nontraditional pad manufacturer.   The paper is of such low quality it is very doubtful whether it will last a few flocks of use.

2012/09/14 - 8:59am
Length: 0:14
See video Studying the air moving capacity of circulation fans

The FANS unit is being used to studying the air moving capacity of various circulation fans. 

2012/08/25 - 7:52am
Length: 0:16
See video Evaporative cooling water distribution system (BIg Dutchman)

A good evaporative cooling water distribution system should be able to deliver a high volume of water to the top of the pads (0.75 gals/min per linear foot) without excessive water leaking/spraying from the system.

2012/08/16 - 5:14pm
Length: 0:11