Poultry

Roof Insulation in Laying-hen Houses to Ease Summer Heat

Authors
  • Yang Zhao (Iowa State University)
  • Hongwei Xin (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Use of roof insulation in laying-hen houses to reduce heat transfer through the roof in summertime in Iowa was assessed through modeling and field measurement. The results indicate that roof insulation is effective to reducing heat transfer through the roof, thus may help to relieve hen heat stress. One inch-thick polystyrene board (R5) is sufficient to prevent majority of the roof heat transfer

Keywords: ASL R2803

How to Cite:

Zhao, Y. & Xin, H., (2013) “Roof Insulation in Laying-hen Houses to Ease Summer Heat”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1011

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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