25 Jan Housing and Ventilation Systems on the Farm
The chickens are getting bigger now, and are putting out more body heat – so climate control becomes key at this stage in a chicken’s life. We know through extensive study of chickens that they are most comfortable living in a precise temperature range and modern chicken barns are equipped to keep temperatures right within this range, regardless of how hot or cold it is outside. At week three, houses are kept about 75 degrees F and the temperature will gradually decrease to about 64 degrees F by week seven, to keep them cooler as they grow bigger and emit more heat.
As chickens age and grow, their feed begins to change with them, like most animals. The feed chickens are given at each stage of their life has been properly formulated for their needs by certified animal nutritionists to ensure that each bird gets the right nutrients, at the right time. We work with nutritionists and independent experts to develop healthy diets for our birds, tailored to each stage of the chicken’s life.