This article first appeared in the Buildings Supplement to Poultry Business
Maintaining the optimum conditions of your poultry house is essential to ensure the health and wellbeing of your birds. The welfare of their livestock is a top priority for farm managers and, in turn, providing the right climate will have a knock-on effect on their bottom line.
As we know, chickens are particularly sensitive to temperature and humidity, which is why Big Dutchman has developed a cooling system that is both simple and highly efficient. It features a clever and unique frame with top profile and pad retainer.
“We recommend using high-quality plastic pads because they can be cleaned and maintained effortlessly with a high-pressure cleaner, as well as having the ability to replace them quickly and easily,” said a spokesman for Newquip, which is the sole UK mainland supplier of Big Dutchman poultry equipment.
The RainMaker system uses evaporation as a means to cool the house. The higher the temperature and the lower the relative humidity, the higher the cooling effect. The pads are soaked with water from above, and due to the negative pressure ventilation, warm fresh air is drawn inside, flowing through the moist pads. The air then absorbs the humidity, cooling it down as a result.
The open design means the water flow is clearly visible, without the additional need for a water tank because any excess water is collected in a water reservoir and returned to the cycle. In combination with tunnel ventilation, this leads to an incredibly effective cooling system. Promising minimal installation and accurate temperature control in conjunction with house management systems such as Viper Touch, the RainMaker is the perfect solution for precise cooling at the touch of a button, said Newquip.