Brooder House


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Brooder House

 

a heated poultry house for rearing young fowl (chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese) from the age of 24 hours to 60-70 days. From the brooder house, young fowl are transferred to the acclimatizer. In the USSR, the term “poultry house for chicks” is used instead of “brooder house.”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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