A min max thermometer is a chicken thermometer, or more specifically, a thermometer to measure the temperature in a chicken house. The temperature of a poultry house is critical when raising broilers – as is the relative humidity – to measure the relative humidity you would use a wet dry thermometer.
Wet dry thermometer
The relative humidity is how much moisture is in the air - if this gets too high, even if the temperature is low, the chickens will die. The correct temperature to heat your chicken house to when you place day old chicks is 32 degrees centigrade. From that temperature you will drop to 21 degrees until the broiler chickens are 21 weeks old. The house should have a relative humidity of never more than 80%
The thermometer needs to be hung at the same height as your chickens – the top layer cages, close to the roof, is an important area – as these are the chickens that will be most affected by humidity and temperature. If your humidity is very high the hens will go off their food and possibly begin to pant (this is also a sign of excessive temperature)
Dealing with high humidity is very difficult. How does one dry the air out – the use of poultry fans will help – a powerful fan will help to dry the air. Winch your curtains all the way down. If your hens are really close together in a layer cage you will really have problems. Over crowding chickens can be the cause of many problems – and in a layer cage the hens cannot move away from each other – so it is difficult for the chickens to cool down. Remember – your temperature may be right but the humidity may be high – it is critical that you have the right tools to measure humidity – and the Wet Dry thermometer is the perfect tool to do this.
Min max thermometer
A min max thermometer allows you to see what the highest temperature in the broiler chicken was since you last reset the thermometer, and also the lowest temperature. This will help you regulate the heat in your poultry house or broiler house and better manage the poultry fans, poultry curtains and the gas heater. These are the main tools for controlling temperature in a chicken house.
Chicken thermometers, like the min max thermometer and the wet dry thermometer, are not expensive, and can be considered vital tools for any poultry farming operation. The temperature of a chicken house, whether a layer house or broiler house, is critical in raising a healthy and productive flock. If the temperature for day olds is wrong – the chicks will die. The right temperature must be maintained in a chicken house. A thermometer to measure temperature in a chicken house can be purchased from Chicken Shack Agencies.