Air Temperature/Speed Meter

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Date: 
1999
Volume: 
11
Number: 
5
Tip Category: 
Environmental monitoring

Poultry producers are generally well acquainted with the importance of maintaining the proper house air temperature throughout the life of the flock. If young chicks are kept too cold, they will not get off to a good start resulting in increased early mortality as well as decreased weights at the end of the grow out. Keeping older birds too cold will result in poor feed conversions. By far the most costly situation when it comes to controlling house temperature is allowing older birds to become too warm, resulting in decreased weight gains, increased feed conversions, and possibly increased mortality.