PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF QUAIL CLOSEDHOUSE SYSTEM IN INSTITUTE OF POULTRY TECHNOLOGY, MALAYSIA

NURUL AINI M.Y.1*, NURSHUHADA S.1 AND IRDAYU H.2

NURUL AINI M.Y.1*, NURSHUHADA S.1 AND IRDAYU H.2

Quail closed-house system is a house that support quails? optimum requirements as far as temperature, relative humidity, ventilation and light are concerned. One of the four units of quail closed-house systems at the Institute of Poultry Technology, Malacca was used in this study. The objective of this project was to evaluate the performance of the quail closed-house system by comparing the condition of the house under current management condition and after the Standard Operating Procedure determined by DVS was adhered. The house performance was evaluated by observing its ability to achieve an optimum temperature range of 20?C to 27?C with a relative humidity between 60% to 80% as perfect surroundings for quails. At the end of the experiments, the results showed a decline in internal temperature at almost3?C and increasing in a relative humidity of 10% after all the specifications and procedures were followed.