Poultry housing tips: Without air movement evaporative cooling pads can increase bird heat stress*
by Michael Czarick and Dr. Brian Fairchild
Cooperative Extension, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Though evaporative cooling is used around the world to keep birds cool during hot weather, by itself it is not a very effective method of reducing bird heat stress. To understand why, one must understand how a bird cools itself.
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*Published in Poultry Housing Tips University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Vol. 21,No. 10, September 2009