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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.


2005. Genc, L and K. M., Porter. Sensible and Latent Heat Production from Broilers in LaboratoryConditions. Turkish Journal of Veterinarian and Animal Science. 29:635-643.

1993. Simmons, J. D., B. D. Lott, and J. D. May. Heat Loss From Broiler Chickens Subjected ToVarious Air Speeds And Ambient Temperatures. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 13:665-669.

*Published in Poultry Housing Tips University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Vol. 21,No. 10, September 2009

Posted on January 1, 2014

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