Duck energy!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by r709shackleford, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. r709shackleford

    r709shackleford Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2012
    Southcentral Alaska
    Heat is a big concern in cold climates, and many times I have seen the figure of 10 watts per chicken posted on the forum. It is accepted/assumed that 10 watts of power is how much an average adult chicken produces.

    My question:
    1. How many watts of does a bantam chicken produce? Would it be 5 because an adult bantam is about half the size of a normal chicken?
    2. How many watts does a duck produce?
    3. And really tricky:...How is the 10 watts per chicken calculated? Or who knows the scientific study that came up with that data.
    Just curious about #3. I'm only after 1&2 for my coop purposes.


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