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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGERIAL AND NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY OF HEAVY BROILER CHICKENS Title: Actuated Attic Inlets: A Progress Report

Authors
item Campbell, J -
item Purswell, Joseph
item Simpson, G -
item Donald, J -

Submitted to: Poultry Engineering, Economics, and Management Newsletter
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2008
Publication Date: July 20, 2008
Citation: Campbell, J., Purswell, J.L., Simpson, G., Donald, J. 2008. Actuated Attic Inlets: A Progress Report. Poultry Engineering, Economics, and Management Newsletter. pp. 1-9.

Interpretive Summary: Attic inlets are being widely employed by poultry growers to alleviate high fuel costs during the brooding period. Pre-heated inlet air can reduce fuel usage and estimates for fuel savings were derived from field reports. Fuel usage was estimated for both large and small bird flocks for one year’s worth of production. Annual consumption was reduced in both cases by approximately 20%.

Technical Abstract: Attic inlets are being widely employed by poultry growers to alleviate high fuel costs during the brooding period. Pre-heated inlet air can reduce fuel usage and estimates for fuel savings were derived from field reports. Fuel usage was estimated for both large and small bird flocks for one year’s worth of production. Annual consumption was reduced in both cases by approximately 20%.

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