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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: Attic Inlet Technology Update

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

Submitted to: Poultry Engineering, Economics, and Management Newsletter
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2010
Publication Date: July 10, 2010
Citation: Donald, J., Purswell, J.L., Simpson, G., Campbell, J. 2010. Attic Inlet Technology Update. Poultry Engineering, Economics, and Management Newsletter. Issue No 66.

Interpretive Summary: Attic inlets are a popular addition for new construction and energy saving retrofits. Proper management of attic inlets is necessary to get maximum benefits from the system and reduce the likelihood of moisture-related problems in the structure. Solar energy levels were determined for the continental U.S. for a typical poultry house roof to assist in comparing available solar energy across the country. Locations in areas with dense broiler production in the Southeastern U.S. receive significantly more solar radiation than other broiler producing areas.

Technical Abstract: Attic inlets are a popular addition for new construction and energy saving retrofits. Proper management of attic inlets is necessary to get maximum benefits from the system and reduce the likelihood of moisture-related problems in the structure. Solar energy levels were determined for the continental U.S. for a typical poultry house roof to assist in comparing available solar energy across the country. Locations in areas with dense broiler production in the Southeastern U.S. receive significantly more solar radiation than other broiler producing areas.

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