Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology
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Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology
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Thermal environment characterization of laying hen-housing systems

Nágela Maria Henrique Mascarenhas, Dermeval Araújo Furtado, Bonifácio Benício de Souza, Airton Gonçalves de Oliveira, Antonio Nelson Lima da Costa, José Valmir Feitosa, Cacio Ribeiro Calvacanti, Karoline Carvalho Dornelas, Ricardo Sousa Silva, Raimundo Calixto Martins Rodrigues

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Abstract

This study systematically collected data on variables that influence the thermal environment characteristics in poultry houses. Laying poultry farming is a relevant economic activity in Brazilian agriculture and has been expressively growing mainly regarding genetics and nutrition. Thermal comfort in poultry houses is needed to achieve poultry's maximum productive potential. Therefore, laying aviaries previously naturally ventilated (positive pressure) are starting to be equipped with cage batteries and designed with lateral closures, using negative pressure ventilation and in some cases associated with adiabatic cooling. However, negative pressure ventilation systems' thermal efficiency in tunnel mode and its distribution in different cage levels is still slightly known. Consequently, this system's thermal efficiency needs to be investigated to ensure adequate climate indices recommendations and avoid costs and losses due to inadequate handling and facilities.

Keywords

ambience, heat stress, laying hens, poultry sheds

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Submitted date:
10/17/2021

Reviewed date:
12/05/2021

Accepted date:
12/17/2021

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