keywords: Temperature, microcontroller, poultry, regulator
An automatic temperature regulator is a system for controlling and monitoring the internal condition of livestock’s in poultry environment. Microcontroller is a single based data chip that is used in programming information or instructions in an automatic temperature regulator system. Temperature sensor LM35 is used to sense the changes of temperature and it gives a voltage proportional to the environmental change, LM35 gives output of 10 mV (0.01 volts) per degree Celsius, it also covert physical signal to electrical signal. The chick physiology is crucial and must be maintained according to changes in temperature. Lighting during brooding should be at the brightest intensity to encourage chick activity thus assisting them to locate feed and water. Once they learn where feed and water are located (somewhere around 7 to 10 days of age), the light intensity and duration should be reduced. The used of an automatic temperature regulator in poultry should be encouraged in agricultural extension and other field of electronics.