Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Heating Your Coop With Chicken Manure

Triea Systems, a company located in Frederick, Maryland, has developed a new system for commercial poultry owners that warms their poultry houses in winter using a combination of sunlight and heat generated by composting chicken litter.  The system replaces heaters fueled by propane. 

According to the company, the system pays out the investment in 5 years and then provides a 30% increase in income to poultry keepers.

While the Triea system was designed for commercial operations, it's tempting to consider how a scaled down version might help backyard flock owners partially offset the cost if they are currently heating their coops.

If you use composted litter as a heating element for your coop, please post a comment that explains how you are doing this.

Diagram from Triea Systems Brochure



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