Poultry Housing Tips

Over 200 monthly publications on a variety of subjects related to poultry house operation and energy conservation.

Tip de Manejo Avicola

Spanish versions of many of the most recent Poultry Housing Tips.

Miscellaneous Publications

Publications on turkey production and other miscellaneous subject

Current Research Projects

Ongoing research projects being conducted by University of Georgia extension engineers and poultry scientists related to poultry house environmental control and energy conservation.

Presentation Notes

Pdf files of the presentations given at regional, national, and international poultry industry meetings.


Information on annual cold and hot weather poultry house environmental control workshops.

Excel spreadsheets

Easy to use excel spreadsheets that help the user to design and better understand poultry house environmental control system design and operation.

Poultry Tips

Poultry Tips are a publication of the University of Georgia Poultry Science Department.  The Bi-monthly pubication consisits of Broiler Tip, Breeder/Hatchery Tip, Backyard Flock Tip, Processing, and Commercial Layer Tip.

Common Question

What is the best way to improve bird paw quality.
Maintain a litter depth of at least 3"...ideally +5" and keep your house relative humidity below 70%.

Latest Poultry Housing Tip

Volume: 25 No. 9
December 2013
Brooding Temperatures and Heating Costs

Brooding day-old-chicks during the cold winter months can prove to be an expensive proposition.  It can be very tempting to lower house temperature a few degrees to help reduce heating costs but most people don’t realize how little of an impact this would actually have on heating cost.  This is because how much it costs to heat a poultry house is primarily controlled by overall house quality and outside temperature, not house temperature.  Yes, if brooding temperatures were lowered by ten degrees or more heating cost could be significantly reduced, but this is simply not a realistic option.  Young chicks are very sensitive to house temperature and a ten degree lower brooding temperature...

Cold weather management
Energy conservation

Latest Poultry Tip

Volume: 52 No. 1
August 2012
Marketing Eggs from the Backyard Flock

For many people, having a backyard egg laying flock is enjoyable simply from the satisfaction of raising a few birds and providing a few eggs for the table. Often backyard flocks begin as a child’s 4-H project, teaching the child basic needs and responsibility on how to care for animals. Caring for and learning animal husbandry skills are important aspects of the project and the benefit of fresh eggs for the family is also a plus.