Effect of stocking density on deep body temperature in broilers - Michael Czarick

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Ashra Ali Qureshi Ashra Ali Qureshi
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
November 15, 2018

Stocking density plays a major role keeping birds on deep litter to keep them comfortable & to develop 5-8 behavioral changes (comparing normal vs compromised space) whether it is broiler or broiler breeders in the house.

November 17, 2018

What is the correct stocking density to avoid heat stress? I have a 100ft by 20ft Broiler house

November 19, 2018

I think in open house 1 sq feet per bird in environment control house .85 sq feet per bird. Actual space depends on target body wt. Regards

albert ezeonyia albert ezeonyia
November 19, 2018

l think the stocking density has to vary with regard to the body weight, age and weather changes. Cheers.

November 19, 2018

There is no such thing "as one size fits all" as far as stocking density in broilers in deep litter is concerned. It varies from one climatic zone to another. It also varies according to the age, weight and sex of the bird.

Malik Nasir Abbas Malik Nasir Abbas
Veterinary Doctor
November 21, 2018
We kept broiler day old chicks from 35 to 47 days .weight at market from 1900 grams to 2700 grams.temperature varying from 45 c to 8c outside control houses.the best results were gained at stocking density of .80 to .85 sq ft.in hot cold or moderate weather
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