Friday, February 13, 2015

Animal Hygiene and Welfare; Pig and Poultry Housing

Learning about Temperature and Humidity Stress Index for laying hens and pigs at 8am is too much for my brain.

Coffee was definitely needed this morning!

Did you know?
If a chickens core temperature rises above 42oC they pant more, producing large amounts of CO2 which increases excretion of calcium causing a deficit of electrolytes and in turn, soft shelled eggs!
Just goes to show the importance of ventilation in poultry housing, especially in summer...

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