Why is humidity stability important?
Humidity is mainly important for litter management and air quality. Broilers perform optimal in the range of 50-75% RH. Too low humidity can harm the mucosa in the air track and lead to respiratory infections. High mortality increases the risk of pathogens in the air and in the litter with increased risk of contamination. For the litter management this is crucial. To maintain a good dry litter, you need to control the humidity at a low level. Higher humidity than 60-65% is not efficient in drying the litter. But on the other hand; too low humidity is expensive in terms of heating costs.