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Agricultural Engineering
A review of the construction of a productive broiler house.
# 133507 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Engineering (General) , Agricultural Studies (General)

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The paper describes the intricacies of constructing a productive broiler house from frame of building, to ceiling construction, ventilation, lighting and feed. All steps were discussed in relation to how important it is to maintan a consistent environment that allows for the maximum growth and optimal weight of the broiler. The importance of alarms and back up generators is also discussed.

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"Fifty years ago it took 12 weeks to grow a 4 pound broiler; it now takes 5-6 weeks. Construction of a broiler house is the key to rapid growth in the broilers. Ceiling height, lighting, ventilation all play a role in the rapid growth process (Dozier, III, Lacy, and Vest). To reduce heating costs and increase ventilation broiler houses are constructed with drop ceilings. The average broiler house is 40-50 feet wide and 400-600 feet long. The ceiling is suspended to help with the hygiene of the broiler house and to make it easier to catch the broilers. The dropped ceiling acts as a vapor barrier protecting the trusses of the..."

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