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- Jones, T.A.; Donnelly, C.A.; Dawkins, M.S.
- Poultry science 2005 v.84 no.8 pp. 1155-1165
- broiler chickens; stocking rate; ambient temperature; relative humidity; ventilation systems; litter (bedding); air quality; animal welfare; United Kingdom; Denmark
- ... Data from a large commercial-scale experiment in which 10 major broiler producer companies stocked whole houses of birds at 30, 34, 38, 42, and 46 kg/m2 were analyzed to identify 1) temperature and humidity profiles achieved throughout the growth cycle, 2) management practices and equipment that contributed to observed variation in environmental conditions, and 3) the extent to which environmental ...