Monitoring Broiler Distribution Through Water Consumption

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Date: 
2002
Volume: 
14
Number: 
6
Tip Category: 
Water

One of the keys in obtaining maximum bird performance in a tunnel-ventilated house is making sure the birds are uniformly distributed throughout the house. Most producers are very good at installing migration fences to insure that the birds will not migrate toward the inlet end of the house during the growout. But, it is important to realize that just because migration fences are installed doesn’t necessarily mean that bird uniformity problems are eliminated. In order to get the most out of a tunnel-ventilated house, it is crucial that migration fences are installed soon after the birds are turned out into the full house, and the birds are evenly distributed between the fenced off sections.