Posted on: 2021-01-13
Poultry is a vital section of Australian agriculture, producing eggs and meat which is a staple of many diets. The conditions of agricultural chicken coops and other poultry equipment will influence the productivity of the birds. When kept in more comfortable conditions, they will spend less energy on body heat regulation and give higher quality eggs. Equipment such as poultry curtains and shade sails are a simple and versatile method of maintaining optimal coop conditions.
Newborn poultry requires higher ambient temperatures than adults and poultry curtains made from tarpaulins allow for different heating zones in a coop. They can also be moved as needed when the number of newborns changes. Tarpaulins are a great form of poultry equipment as they can improve temperature conditions in any season. In warmer months, they can block direct heat from the sun and in colder months they prevent chills and drafts.
Poultry equipment is not just used for controlling the temperature of enclosures; it is also needed to maintain the correct humidity and moisture levels. When there is too much moisture in a coop, it may promote the growth of bacteria and other pathogens. These can have severe consequences on both birds and consumers of their produce. Poultry curtains can help protect the inside of coops from excess moisture and dew build-up.
The poultry class of birds includes chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and more, each with their own varying temperature and air requirements. Poultry equipment and tarpaulins are used for all poultry but the conditions are kept at different standards depending on the bird. Polytex can provide a range of poultry curtains to meet all of your needs.