Stratification During Brooding

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Date: 
2005
Volume: 
17
Number: 
2
Tip Category: 
Circulation fans
Cold weather management

Temperature stratification occurs during brooding due to the simple fact that hot air is lighter than cold air. Though we are all well aware of the existence of stratification, we often underestimate the amount of stratification in a house due to the simple fact that we cannot “see” air temperature. Of course we monitor house temperature through the use of thermometers and environmental controller sensors, but the fact is that they are often unintentionally positioned at a height that does not provide an accurate picture of what is happening at chick level or the ceiling for that matter.