Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I've learned a new definition.

am·bi·ent
\ˈam-bē-ənt\
adjective
existing or present on all sides: encompassing

Yes, I am a college graduate but this is a new word for me. This is the reason we have to monitor the weather, along with constantly checking the temperature inside the brooder box. The ambient temperature outside the box affects the temperature inside the brooder. If we could keep the temperature outside consistent, then we wouldn't need to make the adjustments throughout the day and night.

The good news is that as the chicks get older their tolerance for temperature changes will get better.

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