NEED FOR POULTRY HOUSE(Poultry House)
=>To safeguard birds from harsh weather conditions
=> To ensure a simple and cost-effective operation
=>To guarantee that scientific feeding takes place in a controlled environment.
=> To make correct microclimatic conditions in the presence of birds easier to achieve.
=> To ensure that disease control methods are successful.
=>To ensure that sufficient monitoring is maintained
DIFFERENT TYPES OF POULTRY HOUSES(Poultry House)
=>It is used to brood and rear egg-type chicks from 0 to 8 weeks of age.
=>It is used to grow egg-type birds from 9 to 18 weeks of age.
Brooder cum grower house
=>Here, the birds are reared from 0 to 18 weeks of age(entire brooding and growing period of egg-type chicken).
=> In which birds over 18 weeks of age are reared, usually upto 72 weeks of age.
=> In which broilers (meat-type birds) are reared upto 6 weeks of age.
=> In which both male and female breeder sare maintained at appropriate sex ratio.
=>In which,entire environment is manipulated in such away that is optimum for the birds growth.
OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR REARING BROILERS(Poultry House)
Temperature -22-30 °C(70-85 °F)
Relative Humidity -30-60%
Ammonia level-Less than 25 ppm
=>The location of the poultry house should be distant from residential and industrial areas.
=>It should have enough road infrastructure.
=> It must have basic conveniences such as running water and electricity.
=>Availability of arm laborers at a lower cost.
=>The poultry house should be situated in a high-lying region with no standing water.
=>It should be well ventilated.
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