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Posted by J. Clarke on April 7, 2008, 4:18 am
Joe User wrote:

Then you didn't check enough of them.

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Posted by Ecnerwal on April 7, 2008, 11:29 am




You owe me $, at $20/hour.

Cats, coffee, chocolate...vices to live by

Posted by Cosmopolite on April 6, 2008, 6:58 pm
 Joe User wrote:

   Check with your State and Federal Ag. departments, any Chicken grower
associations on line and also some of the Agriculture news goups.

Posted by Joe User on April 6, 2008, 10:44 pm
 On Sun, 06 Apr 2008 14:49:28 -0500, David Williams wrote:

The houses are cooled by ventilation.

Big, thermostatically controlled electric fans blow ambient air through
the houses. They use a lot of energy, that is probably not avoidable.  
The heating is expensive, and may be replaceable with solar heat.

You're right about the bird body heat, too.  I don't know the energy
balance, if it is 10 Watts per bird, but I would guess that a lot of
energy is generated from the bird droppings in the litter.  After a batch
is done, the litter is composted, and it produces a huge amount of heat.

Posted by Steve on April 7, 2008, 1:07 am
Perhaps you should look into a fresh air heat exchanger.

These devices transfer heat from exhaust air into the fresh air to reduce
the heating/cooling requirements.


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