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Poultry House in detail

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Poultry House

NEED FOR POULTRY HOUSE(Poultry House)

=>To protect birds from adverse climatic conditions
=> To ensure easy and economic operation
=>To ensure scientific feeding in a controlled manner
=> To facilitate proper micro-climatic conditions in the near vicinity of bird
=> For effective disease control measures
=>To ensure proper supervision

DIFFERENT TYPES OF POULTRY HOUSES(Poultry House)

Brooder/chick house

=>It is used to brood and rear egg-type chicks from 0 to 8 weeks of age.

Grower house
=>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).

Layer house
=> In which birds over 18 weeks of age are reared,usually upto 72 weeks of age.

Broiler house
=> In which broilers (meat-type birds) are reared upto 6 weeks of age.

Breeder house

=> In which both male and female breeder sare maintained at appropriate sex ratio.

Environmentally controlled(EC)house
=>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 -22-300C(70-850F)
Relative Humidity -30-60%

Ammonia level-Less than 25 ppm
Litter moisture-15-25%
Airflow-10-30 metres/minute

LOCATION(Poultry House)

=>Poultry house should be located away from residential and industrial area.
=>It should have proper road facilities
=> It should have the basic amenities like water and electricity.
=>Availability off arm labourers at relatively cheaper wages.
=>Poultry house should be located in an elevated area and there should not be any water-logging.
=>It should have proper ventilation.

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