Are You Cooling Your Birds at Night

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Date: 
2003
Volume: 
15
Number: 
6
Tip Category: 
Hot weather management

Though tunnel ventilation is the most effective method of keeping birds cool during hot weather, there will be those afternoons, that even with all your tunnel fans and evaporative cooling pads operating at peak efficiency, your birds will show signs of heat stress. This does not necessarily mean that bird performance will suffer. The fact of the matter is that how well birds cope with heat stress situations in tunnel-ventilated houses depends heavily not on the actions you take during the day, but those you take the following evening.