Propane powers precise temperatures for a healthier flock
Brooding young chicks to optimize performance and health requires consistent, precise temperatures to be maintained in the brooding house. Even a 5-degree difference can dramatically decrease chicks’ bodyweights while increasing the amount of feed they’re consuming, because the feed is being used to maintain a healthy body temperature, rather than going toward growth1. This has a significant ripple effect on the yield of the entire flock—birds with a cold-induced low weight at Day 7 will not be able to grow fast enough to “catch up” to the desired weight by the time they’re due to be harvested.
When losing power can mean losing your livelihood, propane generators provide a solution to keep your brood and your business, safe. Using propane to power your back-up generator ensures that the your livestock will remain unharmed- fed and kept at an appropriate temperature during power outages.
All poultry brooding operations need a plan to safely dispose of animal carcasses. Propane powered incinerators make it possible for poultry farmers to comply with regulations, save money compared to composting, and ensure the most biologically safe method has been used for their operation- all without the need for electricity. Incineration eliminates the threat to water quality and spreading disease.