Keep your birds comfortable
Birds need to be raised in comfortable temperatures and clean air. Brooding requires a more specific environment until the birds' thermoregulatory system has developed.
From 5 weeks of age onward, the guidelines become more general.
Reference the table below for our key recommendations and click through our Environmental Controls library for information on how to maintain these levels.
|Carbon Dioxide||< 2,500 ppm|
|Carbon Monoxide||< 20 ppm|
|Ammonia||< 25 ppm|
Minimum ventilation involves directing the exterior air into the barn, mixing and circulating this air through the barn. It is generally used in cold weather and in brooder houses. When set up properly, minimum ventilation will ensure good litter quality, comfortable birds, and efficient energy use.
All turkey growers should measure and monitor gases, similar to how they monitor temperature. Keeping tabs on these elements will make a big difference in controlling air quality.
Download our carbon dioxide information sheet
Turkeys, no matter their age, should be raised in comfortable temperatures. Recommendations in the first few weeks of brooding are very important to get poults off to a good start.
Extreme weather solutions
In cold weather, minimum ventilation is the most effective method of ventilating the barn. During the cold season, be sure to eliminate unwanted drafts, condition the incoming air, and control air quality.
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