With poultry, it starts with egg incubation. Using CO2 as a blanket gas over the eggs helps regulate overall temperature, resulting in fewer "early peeps". Many of our clients use our CO2 and Ammonia Multi Gas Detector to monitor and control the CO2 levels, as well as measure for high ammonia concentrations.
What should the CO2 levels be in poultry farms?
In poultry, CO2 is continuously added to the environment by the birds and heating system, particularly in winter and brooding with constant heater usage. Carbon dioxide levels should be kept below the maximum range of 3000 ppm as increasing levels of CO2 will displace oxygen in the house.
Benefits of CO2 and NH3 controllers for poultry farms?
While poultry farmers typically use the rule of thumb that relative humidity between 60-80% results in acceptable indoor air quality, the introduction of CO2 and NH3 controllers can further fine-tune air quality, resulting inimproved poultry growth and outputfor farms nationwide.
Once poultry eggs have hatched, thousands of chicks are shipped from hatcheries to growers in trucks. Since even a single dead chick could be indicative of a mass problem, CO2 levels inside the trucks are carefully recorded for insurance purposes.