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.
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