Grower’s Resource from Double L Group, LLC

By: Matt Hicks from Double L Group, LLC    |    December 20, 2021

A negative pressure poultry house operates effectively during most of the year, but wintertime conditions can pose a problem. The large deviation between indoor and outdoor conditions causes the system and the grower to work harder to maintain the optimal environment for the birds. This article reviews optimizing fan winterization in poultry houses and the impact it has in the field. The grower must winterize the building to prevent unwanted cold, damp air from entering.

By: Matt Hicks from Double L Group, LLC    |    December 20, 2021

The large deviation between indoor and outdoor conditions in the wintertime causes the system and the farmer to work harder to maintain optimal environment for the pigs. When a fan turns on to bring air into the barn, most of the air should be brought through designated inlets. However, if the barn is not properly sealed, air can enter the building through any opening which leads to cold air entering directly into the barn without properly mixing. The farmer must winterize the building to prevent unwanted cold, damp air from entering.

By: Matt Hicks from Double L Group, LLC    |    September 7, 2021

A properly designed environmental control system is a high priority in today’s poultry houses. The system must maintain the correct temperature, humidity, and air velocity while minimizing noxious gases to create optimum conditions and results. Keep in mind, the optimal settings for these parameters will change throughout a bird’s life.