Environment and Housing

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
  • George J. Mountney

Abstract

Housing performs a number of functions. Among the more obvious are protection from heat, cold, rain, snow, sleet, wind, and extremes of noise, light, and darkness. Houses also protect birds from predators and theft and make it easier to control diseases and parasites. From a management point of view houses keep birds assembled together in one unit in which the manager handles the birds as a single group. All birds are subjected to the same environment, feed, water, medication, and management.

Keywords

Poultry Farm Poultry Meat Satisfactory House Poultry House Steel Truss 
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Copyright information

© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
    • 1
  • George J. Mountney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Poultry ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.United States Department of AgricultureCooperative State Research ServiceUSA

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