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Hi, Frederic, this is the same pattern I have found, we stock at 21 birds per m2 so by thinning at 32 days the sheds are very tight.I’m going to look at early min vent to try and keep humidity down a bit before that stage. I’m at 23 days now, 10500 liters of water going in humidity pushing 65%. Litter is poor already. Just as well I’ve got plenty of shavings!
Participation in Forum on February 28, 2021
dan hofer although it’s not the silver bullet, I found that birds droppings are more firms and overall litter quality improved with lowering my water’s PH to 3.8-4, and using also some organic acids blends in the feed. It’s a trick more in my sleeve to lower antibiotics use in my flocks. I don’t use BMD or any group 3 preventively since 4 years now with the help of acids.
Participation in Forum on February 22, 2021
Lee Baxter Hi to both of you. I’m in Quebec, Canada and I also brood whole house. Our controller use some kind of integrated min ventilation calculator based on inside/outside temperature, inside actual RH and inside RH target. We also have a feature that made possible some manuals adjustments up or down for whatever reason we may encounter during flock. I find the most challenging period to ...
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Very interesting Mike, first time I’ve seen min vent based on water consumption, seems logical, will take a look at what my early min vent settings are. I seem to have similar issues with litter capping over, although I am whole house brooding. Does the min vent calculator run throughout the crop or just the first brooding stage. I would also ask, in the uk at this time of year outside temperature ...
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George Entz I agree with you, you should always know what the fight is. Chlorine can cause problems too if its dosage is too high. And depending in which area you are chlorine maybe already is present in your water lines. In some areas you have max of chlorine and so adding is not always possible. And chlorine and too much is bad especially for poultry and new research show as well for pigs. organ ...
Participation in Forum on January 31, 2021
Mike Stahl As I said, I have no algae problems using the formulation called Selko Pro Hydro in Canada, I’m pretty sure it is the same formulation as Selko PH in others country, but maybe a Trouw Nutrition representative could chime in. Because I have very alkaline water on my farm, I now mix a mineral acid with Selko to help lower PH first and use 1L/1000 L of Selko Pro Hydro to lower cost. I tar ...
Participation in Forum on January 28, 2021
Pol Tarce it looks organic acids can become nutrients sources for algae or even bio films. The formulation we use in Canada is called Pro-Hydro and contain copper sulfate to fight algae. But, a good cleaning with the proper peroxide product between flocks should get rid of these.
Frederic Paris likes the comment:
Frederic Paris Dear Mr. Paris, thank you for the comment. Indeed, I wrote this short piece to start conversations and debate! I am pleased you are successful with no AGPs; may this continue throughout 2021! MPS
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During the summertime, most broiler producers would not consider a house temperature in the low 80's of particular concern, even with a house full of near-market-age birds. But in truth they should be. Because without sufficient air speed, the use of evaporative cooling pads to keep house temperature to a minimum can cause bird body temperatures to quickly rise even if the house temperature is r ...
Participation in Forum on December 30, 2020
I think you are right in your approach, because it is the way I made it and still work it in my flocks. Even tough I don’t need to have them removed, I don’t use AGP in my flocks for 3 years now. Observation of droppings/litter quality and ventilation management are very important too.
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