The importance of temperature and humidity on a chicken farm

March 05 00:25 2021
Temperature is one of important factors that can improve the survival rate and hatching rate of chicken chick in chicken farm, only in the right environment temperature can the eggs grow up and eventually hatch into chickens.

Winter is coming, the north and south have entered the cold season,not only people fell cold, chicken will be “cold”. Temperature is one of important factors that can improve the survival rate and hatching rate of chicken chick in chicken farm, only in the right environment temperature can the eggs grow up and eventually hatch into chickens. And in the process of raising young chicks, the temperature is too low, the chicks are easy to catch cold and cause diarrhea or respiratory diseases, and the chicks will gather together in order to keep warm, affecting feeding and activities. Therefore, the chicken farm must pay attention to the control of temperature.

Temperature monitoring and control in chicken coop:

The temperature at the first to second day of age was 35℃ to 34℃ in the incubator and 25℃ to 24℃ in the chicken farm.

The temperature of incubators from 3 to 7 days of age was 34℃ to 31℃, and that of chicken farms was 24℃ to 22℃.
In the second week, the incubator temperature was 31℃~29℃, and the chicken farm temperature was 22℃~21℃.
In the third week, the incubator temperature was 29℃~27℃, and the chicken farm temperature was 21℃~19℃.
In the fourth week, the temperature of the incubator was 27℃~25℃, and that of the chicken farm was 19℃~18℃.

Chick growth temperature should be kept stable, can not fluctuate between high and low, will affect the growth of chickens.

The humidity in the chicken coop mainly comes from the water vapor generated by the respiration of the chicks, the influence of the air humidity on the chicks is combined with the temperature. At the right temperature,high humidity has little effect on the thermal regulation of the chicken body. However when the temperature is relatively high, the chicken body mainly relies on evaporative heat dissipation, and the high humidity of the air prevents the evaporative heat dissipation of the chicken, and the body heat is easy to accumulate in the body, and even makes the body temperature rise, affecting the growth and egg production effeciency of the chicken. It is generally believed that 40%-72% is the appropriate humidity for chicken. The upper limit temperature of laying hens decreased with the increase of humidity. The reference data are as follows: temperature 28℃, RH 75% temperature 31℃, RH 50% temperature 33℃, RH 30%.

People can use temperature and humidity sensor to detect the temperature and humidity data in the chicken coop, when the temperature and humidity is too high or too low, it is convenient for us to take timely measures, such as opening the exhaust fan for ventilation and cooling or taking timely measures to keep warm. Hengko HENGKO® temperature and humidity transmitter series products are specially designed for temperature and humidity monitoring in harsh environments. Typical applications include stable indoor environment, heating, ventilation air-conditioning (HVAC), livestock farm, greenhouse, indoor swimming pools, and outdoor applications. Sensor probe housing, good air permeability, fast flow of gas and humidity, fast exchange speed. The housing prevents water from seeping into the body of the sensor and damaging the sensor, but allows air to pass through for the purpose for the measuring ambient humidity(humidity). Pore size range:0.2um-120um, filter dustproof, good interception effect, high filtration efficiency. Pore size, flow rate can be customized according to needs; stable structure, compact particle bonding, no migration, almost inseparable under harsh environment.

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