Global Guide to Best Practices in Air Transport of Hatching Eggs, Day-Old Chicks, Poults and Ducklings

General temperature requirements DOC As DOC produce heat, humidity and carbon dioxide, adequate ventilation at chick level is vital. The temperature required in DOC holding areas is 21 to 26 °C (70 to 79 o F). The required temperature in aircraft cargo compartments is 18 to 24 °C (64 to 75 o F), which generally achieves the required temperature inside the chick boxes as shown in the table below. Most shippers will place their temperature standards on the Air Waybill. Please follow their instructions. Examples of Temperature loggers used by different shippers Example of Temperatures during transport and 1 st days in the chicken house 16