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Poultry and Livestock Farming

Poultry Livestock FarmingSome of our partners include: 

Poultry Partners

How is CO2 used in poultry?

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 1% CO2 Transmitter/Controller in a NEMA enclosure to monitor and control the CO2 levels.

What should the CO2 level be in poultry?

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.

CO2 in poultry farming and production

For eggs used in vaccine production, a virus is inserted into an egg, incubated, harvested, then inactivated. This process requires carbon dioxide levels in the 5-11% range, which can be achieved using our CO2 controllers in a NEMA4 enclosure.

CM-501 CO2 Detector and Alarm

Once the 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 using products like our CO2 Data Logger with the head unit inside the cab and the transmitter in the truck's trailer.

Our CO2 + Oxygen Monitors are also used to monitor and control gas levels to balance bird comfort and optimize production requirements.

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