November 15, 2019

Moisture monitoring critical to improving bird health and welfare

Poultry shed humidity should be monitored as regularly as shed temperature and ventilation to ensure bird health and productivity is as high as it can be, according to a poultry health expert. Dr. Brian Fairchild, professor of poultry science at the University of Georgia, said excessive moisture is at the root of many routine health, welfare and performance issues in poultry houses. Yet by failing to monitor shed humidity levels closely, producers are creating unnecessary health complications for their flocks.  Read more

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