The Weeden Environments Sprinkler Systems concept consists of several components. Based on the temperature and the age of the bird, water droplets are provided in short pre-set durations. The water droplets don’t hang in the air and are heavy enough to hit the birds causing them to stand up and release the trapped heat from underneath their bodies.
Once up, the birds habitually migrate to the feed and water, creating cyclical drinking and feeding patterns. During heat stress when activated by temperature sensors, wind chill and evaporative cooling are then created by moving air across the birds and cooling them as the water droplets (“artificial perspiration”) on their heads and backs evaporates between each sprinkling.
Initially designed for dust control, the Weeden Sprinkler Systems concept was also discovered to cool poultry and promote activity by getting the birds up to eat and drink.