Managing the heat generated by poultry in your barns

00:04:54 | September 24, 2015

Modern broilers convert 35 percent of the feed energy they consume into useful functions like growth, locomotion and maintenance. The other 65 percent of the energy is converted to waste heat, which is useful for maintaining warm temperatures in the poultry house in the winter, but presents a challenge in the summer months. Mike Czarick, extension specialist, agricultural engineering, University of Georgia, discusses best practices for summertime poultry house ventilation.