Comparison of tube heat and brooder heat

Linda Benedict, Owens, William E.  |  5/22/2013 11:38:39 PM


Table 1. Comparison of tube heat and brooder heat at the Hill Farm poultry demonstration houses.
House Birds placed* Birds sold* % Livability* Weight* Feed conversion* Propane used** Value of propane @ $2.03/gal**
Tube heaters 22,043 21,074 95.60 8.73 2.05 5,768.20 $11,709.45
Brooder heaters 22,043 21,108 95.76 8.75 2.04 6,398.88 $12,989.73

* Average from eight flocks (2 years)
** Total from eight flocks (2 years)
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