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How much does it cost to flame sanitize a poultry house?

How much does it cost to sanitize a poultry house with the Red Dragon poultry house sanitizer?

The fuel tank on a poultry house flame sanitizer holds one hundred gallons of propane.

The poultry house sanitizer attaches to the three point hitch of your tractor and has six LT 2 x 8 Liquid Propane torches under an insulated steel hood. When operating the poultry house sanitizer, the temperature on the outside of the hood is generally around 2 – 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Under the hood the temperature is anywhere from 1400 – 2050 degrees Fahrenheit.

That heat works to remove moisture, pathogens, insects and their eggs and larvae as well as a whole lot of ammonia.

How long will a tank of propane last when sanitizing your poultry house?

We have seen fuel consumption of approximately 25 gallons when flaming a 40’ x 500’ house with the tractor moving at ½ mile per hour.

Using 25 gallons (a quarter tank) of propane for a 20,000 square foot poultry house equals 1.25 gallons per 1000 square feet.
At $2.00 per gallon for propane, your looking at $2.50 per 1000 square feet.
That’s 0.0025 cents per square foot!

A grower I know once told me that he spent $225.00 for wind rowing, $250.00 for A7 in the starting end, plus $75.00 for insecticide.
That’s $550.00 of his hard earned dollars.

If you are paying $2.00 per gallon for propane, even if you are flame sanitizing your house twice after each flock, that would still be a $450.00 savings over the over those chemical applications!

Growers are significantly reducing or eliminating the use of chemicals in their poultry houses and seeing a return on investment on the purchase of their poultry house sanitizer within a year and a half based on cost savings for chemical treatments.

Profit considerations from using a poultry house sanitizer:

  • Better feed conversion
  • Reduced mortality
  • Reduced heating and electricity cost due to the fact that you do not have to ventilate to get rid of ammonia as much in the colder times of year.
  • Reduced or eliminated use of acid based chemicals that can corode metal surfaces and affect bird health.
  • Bonus payouts

Less dollars out for more dollars in = a good business decision.


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Charles House
Earth & Sky Solutions