Basic Light Controlled Breeder Pullet House Ventilation System Specifications

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Date: 
1999
Volume: 
11
Number: 
2
Tip Category: 
Breeder

The following are general specifications recommended for a 40' X 400' breeder pullet house with a dropped ceiling and 7 1/2' side walls:

  • A minimum of 96,000 cfm of tunnel fan capacity. Open ceiling houses may require additional exhaust fan capacity and/or air deflectors to obtain the desired air speed.
  • Desired air speed 300 ft/min or better
  • Fogging system capable of reducing incoming air temperature by a minimum of 8°F
  • Enough side wall inlet area evenly distributed throughout the house to be able to operate two 48" fans or equivalent
  • Light traps installed on fans, tunnel and side wall inlets must have a light reduction factor of at least one million.