POULTRY HOUSE MONITORING SOLUTIONS
If you own or manage a poultry farm, you know that the loss of birds can add up to a major expense at the end of the year. Infinity offers a unique monitoring system, designed specifically to help protect your poultry barn from mortality loss.
Fresh air is the highest priority for keeping your birds alive; depending on the severity of the problem, a flock can die within minutes if fans fail, and poor air quality in general can lead to health and productivity problems. Your main priority should me making sure that the ventilation system stays running, and then setting the ventilation system correctly and keeping it running well is very important. A functional ventilation system reduces disease risks, keeps humidity and dust levels low, and is your first line of defense against high temperature. High humidity, CO2 levels, and temperatures that swing widely up and down are some indications that your ventilation system is not working properly. Tracking CO2, humidity and temperature in your hen house is a good way to gauge how well your ventilation system is operating.
Full-grown chickens have a natural body temperature of 40-42°C, so high ambient temperatures not ideal for your flock. While heat stress is more likely with broilers because of their muscle mass and fat content, the egg size and quality of your layers can also be negatively affected even at just 29,5°C. Chickens can’t sweat, so the cool off by panting and drinking more. To be sure your chicken house is cool in the summer and warm enough in the winter, you need to be monitoring your barns 24x7, and keeping your ventilation system running at maximum efficiency.
Chickens generally drink twice as much as they eat, but in times of heat stress their water consumption can double or even quadruple, so it’s well worth your while to keep an eye on your water usage as well. Monitor it from the palm of your hand with Infinity’s remote wireless water meter. The solution allows you to receive hourly water meter readings of your actual water consumption, directly on your cell phone. By having this information readily available, you have the power to monitor and control your own water consumption. You will also be able to detect water losses quickly, through the unit’s early warning alarms and usage reports.
WATER TANK LEVELS
It can be stressful not knowing if your stock have enough water, especially during times of high temperature and between water runs. Remote tank level monitoring system helps take the stress out of stock water storage and supply with automated alerts on low or fast falling levels giving farm managers time to take action.
You keep your chickens contained for good reason. Predators abound, from leopards and badgers to even cats and dogs, and they all want a piece of your chickens. A door left open could cost you dozens of chickens if not your entire flock. It’s easy to overlook whether or not doors get shut, and anxiety over whether or not your flock is safe can keep you from leaving your farm. Why make farming any more stressful than it has to be? A door sensor is an easy solution, and Infinity lets you monitor your door status from wherever you are.