Fresh Bedding…Cool Chicks

There is a common misconception that one of the reasons that it is sometimes harder to brood on fresh bedding than built-up litter is that there is a significant amount of heat produced by built-up litter making the floors warmer than houses with new bedding. The fact of the matter is that though built-up litter can produce a little heat through composting (which by the way has the negative effect of producing ammonia) the real reason why it is sometimes easier to brood birds on built-up litter not that built-up litter is producing heat, it is that the fresh bedding can actually remove heat from a house.



Year Volume Number Categories
2006 18 4