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Modern Broiler House Heating Systems

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Publication Number: P3034
Updated: February 6, 2017
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The first stage of broiler production is called brooding and lasts approximately 8–14 days, depending on the integrator and weather conditions. During brooding, chicks are usually housed in only a portion of the building, and heaters are used to create suitable temperatures for growing birds. A comfortable thermal environment for young chicks during brooding is critical to the overall performance of a broiler chicken.

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