Facilities

General Information

  • About the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (eXtension) HTML
  • Agricultural Building and Equipment Plan List (University of Tennessee) HTML
  • Animal Housing and Livestock Systems (University of Minnesota) HTML
  • Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them - Poultry and Bees (Journey to Forever Online Library) HTML
  • Planning for Commercial Layer Expansion or Renovation (Auburn University) PDF
  • Renovating or Retrofitting Older Broiler Houses (Auburn University) PDF
  • Wind and Snow Control Around the Farm (Purdue University) HTML
  • Wind and Snow Control for the Farmstead (Purdue University) HTML

Commercial Operations

  • Commercial Poultry Operations (University of Kentucky) HTML
  • Managing the Nipple Drinker Line (Canadian Poultry Consultants Ltd.) HTML
  • Site Selection Factors for New Poultry Facilities (University of Tennessee) PDF

Designs

  • Poultry Building Plans (North Dakota State University) HTML
  • Poultry Buildings (Betco) HTML
  • Poultry Equipment and Housing Plans (Colorado State University) HTML
  • Poultry Housing and Ventilation (Ontario Ministry of Ag, Food & Rural Affairs) HTML
  • Stopping Lightning and Other Electrical Problems That Can Kill Birds (Auburn University) PDF

Energy

  • Solar Energy Heat Storage for Home, Farm and Small Business: Suggestions on Selecting and Using Thermal Storage Materials and Facilities (Purdue University) HTML
  • Solar Heating for Home, Farm and Small Business: Basic Facts About Collection, Storage and Utilization (Purdue University) HTML
  • Solar Heating Systems for Confinement Livestock Buildings (Purdue University) HTML
  • Standby Electric Power Systems for Agriculture (University of Georgia) PDF / HTML

Equipment

  • Poultry Equipment and Housing Plans (Colorado State University) HTML
  • Poultry Equipment and Supplies (Pennsylvania State University) HTML
  • Poultry: Equipment for Alternative Production (ATTRA) PDF
  • Poultry Production - Systems and Products (Val-Co, global manufacturer of equipment and components for commercial poultry and egg production) HTML
  • Range Poultry Housing (ATTRA) PDF

Game Bird Housing

  • Construction, Insulation and Ventilation of Game Bird Facilities (University of Florida) PDF / HTML
  • Game Bird Flight Pen Plan (Mississippi State University) PDF
  • Game Bird Grower House Plan (Mississippi State University) PDF
  • Ventilation and Lighting for Gamebirds (University of Connecticut) PDF

Insulation

  • Choosing Sidewall Insulation (Auburn University) PDF
  • Insulating Livestock and Other Farm Buildings (Purdue University) HTML
  • Insulation of Housing for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks (eXtension) HTML
  • Need for Insulation in Warm-Climate Poultry Housing (Auburn University) PDF

Lighting

  • Backyard Flock Tip... Lighting Programs for Backyad Egg Production (University of Georgia) PDF
  • Broiler House Lighting Development (Auburn University) PDF
  • Broiler Poultry Lighting (Once Inc Ag Lighting) HTML
  • Controlling Light in Broiler Production (Auburn University) PDF
  • Dark-out Pullet Housing Design Considerations (Auburn University) PDF
  • Light and Lighting for Poultry (University of Connecticut) HTML
  • Poultry Farm and Processing Plant Lighting (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Poultry House Light Dimming Issues (Auburn University) PDF
  • Poultry Lighting: LED Bulbs Provide Energy Savings and Durability (University of Arkansas) PDF
  • Update: LEDs for Broiler Housing Lighting (Auburn University) PDF
  • Ventilation and Lighting for Gamebirds (University of Connecticut) PDF

Nests

  • Nest and Brood Site Selection and Survival of Greater Prairie-Chickens in the Eastern Sandhills of Nebraska (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) PDF
  • Pictures of Chicken Nesting Boxes - How to Build a Nest Box (BackYardChickens.com) HTML
  • Poultry Nesting (Val-Co) HTML
  • Poultry Nest Plans (North Dakota State University) PDF
  • Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes (Backyard Poultry) HTML

Site Selection

  • Factors Involved in Site Selection for New and Modified Poultry Facilities (Oklahoma State University) PDF
  • Nest and Brood Site Selection and Survival of Greater Prairie-Chickens in the Eastern Sandhills of Nebraska (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) PDF
  • Selecting a Site for Livestock and Poultry Operations (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Site Selection Factors for New Poultry Facilities (University of Tennessee) PDF

Small Flock Housing

  • How to Build a Chicken Coop (BuildEazy) HTML
  • Portable Poultry House (University of California-Davis) PDF
  • Poultry Keeping on a Small Scale (NSW Agriculture, Australia) PDF
  • Range Poultry Housing (ATTRA) HTML
  • Small Scale Poultry Housing (Virginia Tech) PDF

Turkey Facilities

  • Facilities, Shelters, and Fencing - Chapter 6. How to Raise Heritage Turkeys on Pasture (American Livestock Breeds Conservancy) PDF
  • Geothermal Energy Keeps Turkeys Comfortable and Saves Farmers' Money; Prototype Designed by MU Engineer (News Bureau, University of Missouri) HTML
  • Housing Turkeys in a Backyard Pen or Turkey Coop (myturkeys.com) HTML
  • Turkey House Plans: All You Need to Know Before Deciding on a Turkey House (ezarticles.com) HTML

Ventilation

  • Cold Weather Ventilation - Poultry Production Manual, Chapter 8 (University of Kentucky Ag Extension) PDF
  • Combined Mechanical and Natural Ventilation Systems - Poultry Production Manual, Chapter 7 (University of Kentucky) HTML
  • Effects of Bird Activity, Ventilation Rate and Humidity on PM10 Concentration and Emission Rate of a Turkey Barn (Proc., Livestock Environment VIII Conference, ASABE Publication No. 701P0408, p. 111-116) PDF
  • Energy Efficient Fans for Poultry Production (Iowa State University Extension) PDF
  • Factors to Consider in Breeder House Ventilation Design (Auburn University) PDF
  • Fan Performance and Efficiency for Animal Ventilation Systems (University of Minnesota Extension) HTML
  • Fan Selection for Poultry Housing (Mississippi State University) PDF/ HTML
  • Hot Weather Management of Poultry (North Carolina Coop Extension) HTML
  • Hot Weather Ventilation - Poultry Production Manual, Chapter 9 (University of Kentucky Ag Extension) PDF
  • Humidity and Ventilation (Pennsylvania State University) HTML
  • Keys to Getting Good Performance from Your Evaporative Cooling System (Auburn University) PDF
  • Poultry Ventilation and Housing (Auburn University) HTML
  • Steps in Evaluating Power Ventilation Needs in Utah Turkey Facilities (Utah State University) PDF
  • Ventilation and Lighting for Gamebirds (University of Connecticut) PDF
  • Ventilation Basics for Utah Turkey Facilities (Utah State University) PDF
  • Worksheet for Sizing Livestock Housing Environmental Control Systems (Purdue University) HTML