Heat stress can result in significant losses with all types of poultry. Unfortunately, there are other losses in production efficiency, such as reduced growth rate, egg production, shell quality, and egg size and hatchability. You should be aware that losses in production efficiency will occur long before significant mortality rates are observed.
Proper ventilation is essential in minimizing the effect of heat. Birds don’t sweat and depend on losing heat through respiration and releasing heat from surfaces such as wattles, shanks, and un-feathered areas under the wings.
Cooling the poultry house can help reduce these losses.
There are different ways to cool the house such as: Fans, foggers inside the house, sprinklers on the roof, curtains etc.