The risk of catastrophic fires at egg layer facilities has increased in the past decade, as illustrated by dramatically rising insurance rates. Recently, a fire occurred at a U.S. egg producer's cage-free facility in Saranac, Michigan, which follows a 2019 fire that resulted in the loss of a quarter of a million birds.
A combination of factors heightens the fire risk in layer houses including the size, remoteness, high airflow, prevalence of dust, relative lack of fire detection/suppression systems, and ability of birds to move more freely in cage-free environments. Despite these challenges, many layer houses are built with little to no fire protection. We will discuss methods of advanced monitoring and control systems for poultry houses.
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