Thursday, May 23, 2024

Why measuring air speed at bird level may not be advisable

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By Michael Czarick

& Dr. Brian Fairchild

Special to Poultry Times

ATHENS, Ga. — Keeping market-age birds cool during hot weather is all about air speed. It’s quite simple. The greater the air speed in a house, the greater the amount of heat removed from the birds, the lower their body temperature, and the better weight gains and feed conversions will be.

Though evaporative cooling pads do aid in bird heat removal during hot weather by keeping house temperatures from becoming excessive, their use results in higher humidity levels which reduces a bird’s ability. . .

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