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The measures to attain our birds’ maximum genetic potential during times of heat will be aimed at two main objectives.
Reduce sensation of heat
To reduce heat sensation of the chickens and maintain the thermoneutral balance, it’s important to control the followings:
Measures to reduce heat input in the house
Some measures should be considered even before starting the construction of the farm.
The ventilation itself provides heat at all times when the outside air inlet temperature is higher than the inside temperature of the building.
How to improve heat removal?
Natural ventilation systems
With natural ventilation we cannot control the air renewal flow rates or the ventilation circuits, nor can we use the cooling systems properly.
Any obstruction to ventilation around the house and air inlets through windows should be avoided.
The available resources must be used properly, which are usually vertical fans arranged throughout the house to project air towards the chickens simulating a “tunnel” effect.
If these houses have a cooling system, this is usually due to misting inside, significantly increasing the relative humidity.
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