Why Measuring Air Speed at Bird Level May Not Be Advisable
Michael Czarick 1 and Brian Fairchild 2. / The University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension. 1 Extension Engineer; 2 Extension Poultry Scientist.
Figure 1. Air speeds in fifteen locations across the cross-section of a 40' X 500' broiler house with market-age birds. Keeping market-age birds cool during hot weather is all about air speed. It’s quite simple. The greater the air speed in a house, the greater the amount of heat removed from the birds, the lower their body temperature, and the better weight gains and feed conversions w...