- ISBN 9781897676974 / 1897676972
- Title Poultry Environment Problems: A Guide to Solutions
- Author David Charles and Andrew Walker
- Category Animal Husbandry
- Format Paperback
- Year 2002
- Pages 88
- Publisher Nottingham University Press
- Imprint Nottingham University Press
- Edition 1st
- Language English
- Dimensions 167mm x 5mm x 232mm
This book provides information on the needs and responses of poultry to aspects of the climatic environment, by means of the reviews of scientific literature. Biological responses to environmental factors are also discussed.
One of the purposes of practical housing and equipment is to provide for the biological, economic and welfare needs of the birds. Fortunately, the scientific literature contains a great deal of information on these needs, so that a recommended approach to practical problems is to start with an appraisal of the requirements and responses of the birds. Then, designers and engineers can provide for these needs. This book provides information on the needs and responses of poultry to aspects of the climatic environment, by means of reviews of the scientific literature. Biological responses to environmental factors are discussed, as well as some principles of the movement of air through and within buildings. Many of the principles apply to both indoor production and to the housing attached to free range systems. This book will be of interest and value to academics, researchers, consultants, producers and engineers involved in the poultry industry.
David Charles is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Oriel College, Oxford.