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Participation in Forum on May 20, 2022
George Entz One argument I could make against a very long dark period is that it would likely increase bird heat stress during warm weather. The shorter the day, the more calories the birds have to taken in during the shorter day, the greater the amount of heat the birds will produce during the shorter day (more Btu's/hr)
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Participation in Forum on May 16, 2022
Werner Bessei And that is why we are conducting research trials looking at 6 hrs of darkness. We have a long way to go but it does look like that birds don't need 24 hours of light during brooding. What is the optimal dark period? Hard to say.
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Participation in Forum on May 4, 2022
Werner Bessei This is why I believe it is important to use a "dawn/dusk" dimmer. If the lights are brought on gradually you will avoid potential piling and scratching problems. In my opinion breaking a six hour dark period into two three dark periods somewhat defeats the purpose of having a dark period. I know I would rather sleep six hours continuously than have two three hour naps.
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Participation in Forum on May 1, 2022
George Entz Thanks for your feedback
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Participation in Forum on May 1, 2022
I personally believe it is better to have a single dark period, the length of which would remain the same for essentially the entire length of the flock.
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Article published the April 25, 2022
Why do we, for the most part, give our chicks 24 hours of light during brooding? Do chicks actually benefit from being able to eat and drink at 2 am? Though it is widely believed that 24 hours of light is essential to maximizing chick performance and health, preliminary trails have found no significant benefit in doing so.Numerous studies have shown that chicks, like all creatures, are essentially ...
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Article published the April 1, 2022
Something to consider. If we preheated and ventilated a house long enough prior to chick arrival, the need for a litter treatment would be drastically reduced, if not possibly eliminated. Litter treatments are used primarily because the cost of preheating and ventilating a house long enough prior to chick arrival to remove excess moisture and ammonia produced by the previous flock far exceeds that ...
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Article published the April 1, 2022
Though paper evaporative cooling pads have been used by poultry producers for decades, plastic pads are a relative new phenomenon. As with any new product, there are a lot of questions. By far the most common question is whether plastic pads can produce the same level of air cooling as traditional paper pads. In short, the answer is yes. But just because plastic pads are capable of producing the s ...
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