A group of cute chicks
These chicks were born form egg shells, so cute.
Feeding chicken.
Many chickens are eating food.
poultry farming.
These chicken so beautiful, how did they do it?

Effective ways to prevent chicken diseases

Many people take the method of adding drugs to chicken feed when the chicken is sick, but we have already said in the previous article that there are many drawbacks to this method. So, what's the best way? Today, I teach everyone a way that put drugs into drinking water.

put drugs in water

The use of drinking water for the breeding of chickens was better than the mixed feeding. First, drinking water can be restricted without any restrictions or without affecting the amount of feed intake. Second, most diseased chickens also drink water without appetite, although drinking water may be less. However, some drugs must be mixed in the feed, such as anticoccidial drugs or drugs for the treatment of chronic chicken cholera.


The disadvantage of adding medicine to chicken food

Like other animals, When using drugs for chickens, we should calculate the dose according to individual body weight. Although it is very simple to add calculated drugs to feed and drinking water, it is sometimes difficult to meet the individual needs of chickens because the concentration of these drugs is calculated based on the normal amount of water or feed intake of chickens, so this The breeding chicken is not very suitable for the period of restriction.

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For example, when a commercial broiler is fed at the age of 5 weeks, it can consume more than 120 grams of feed per day, while the feed intake of broilers of the same age is only half. In addition, if the 3.5 kg weight of the breeding hen after the peak period of the egg production is more than 160 grams, it is only half of the free feed intake. In this way, these breeders will not be able to get their expected drug dose.


Precautions of breeding hens in a cage

Chicken layer cages provides a good production and living environment for laying hens. It can better display the production potential of laying hens, reduce disease transmission and infection, and facilitate management.
1. The best time to put a hen into a cage.
In order to ensure that the weight of young laying hens does not affect the opening and increasing of eggs, the laying hens are usually in 13-18 weeks old fashion cages (the latest is not later than 20 weeks old), and the chickens can be easily managed when they grow well. In 60-day-old fashion cages or grouped by weight and grouped in batches.
2. Inspection and maintenance of chicken layer cages equipment.
After the laying hens are installed, they generally do not change their living environment. Therefore, the hens should strictly inspect the corresponding facilities or equipment before loading the cages. Equipment that does not have maintenance value should be replaced in time to prevent it from reaching its function during use or during use. Claim.

precaution of breeding hens in cage

3. To prevent the increase of morbidity.
When the laying hens are caged, due to improper operation or temperature difference, the immune system is often reduced and the incidence rate is increased. Therefore, cages should be installed at night. At the same time, the methods of raising temperature, improving nutrition, and drug prevention are used to prevent the disease. The rate rose.
4. Control parasites.
Laying hens generally use the corresponding insect repellent to control parasites at 60 days and 120 days of age respectively. In order to save labor intensity and increase the control effect of parasites, a certain amount of insect repellent is generally used when loading cages. Feed separately.


Some different chicken farming ways

First, use chicken cage feeding.

Cage farming is the use of stacked or stepped cages to keep broilers in cages.

From the shell to the sale are kept in the cage. With age and weight Increase, generally can adopt the method of transfer layer and cage. battery cages for chickens generally use hard plastic baskets as single cages, and stepped cages are made of metal and plastic mesh sheets are laid on the bottom.

Cage Supporting Facilities: Waterline, automatic feed line.

Equipping cage equipment with excrement conveyor belt

used cage feeding chicken

Second, mixed feeding.

The method of mixed rearing is to use cages before 3 weeks of age, and after 3 weeks of age, the chickens are transferred to ground litter or raised on the net.

The combination of cage raising and flat raising has both the advantages of two feeding methods, and has promotion value for medium and small batches of broiler chickens. But in the middle, it needs to be transferred. It is troublesome, time-consuming and labor-intensive, and it can easily hurt chickens.

The best is the best. Any type of rearing method currently has its applicable area or type of production and management, and there are no absolute advantages or disadvantages. After fully

understanding the various feeding methods, the breeding households should choose the most suitable one based on their own economic and material conditions. The way of feeding.

used mixed method feeding


Do you know what is raising broilers?

First, ground litter leveling.
In traditional broiler farming, ground litter leveling is the most important feeding method.
The floor of the house is cleaned and thoroughly sanitised. After drying, a thick layer of litter is laid on the ground of the house. Broilers live on litter from the entrance to the sale, including feeding, drinking, activities, and rest.
Common litter: sawdust, shavings

chicken feeding

Second, net raising.
In the hen house, a net rack is erected at a certain height from the ground, a plastic net is laid on the net rack, and chickens live on the net.
The chicken droppings fall to the ground through the mesh or the gap between the bars, accumulate a feeding cycle and are cleared once the chickens are slaughtered. In the early days, the online leveling was generally operated by hand. Nowadays, large-scale farming is generally equipped with automatic water supply, feeding, cleaning and other mechanical equipment.



Is your chicken house and utensils clean?

First, the ground can be disinfected with 10% lime water or 2% hot caustic soda water. The proportion of bacteria poisoning enemy or extermination spirit is 1:300, 5% to 10% of the stinking water spray, and the ground and walls should be wet firstly when disinfected. It is worth noting that, if use of two or more disinfectants should be separated by 3 to 4 days.

clean chicken house

Second, the trough, sink or other utensils can be used 3% of the Soviet Union or 0.1% benzalkonium bromide solution soak for 2 hours, then wash dry and spare.

Third, the sheds were formalized with formalin and potassium permanganate. Per square meter of space with 15 grams of potassium permanganate, formalin 30 ml, temperature 22 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius, relative humidity 70%, when the disinfection of closed doors and windows fumigation for 24 hours, and then venting.


Do you really understand how to limit feeding?

The daily limit of feeding is based on the age of the breeder, the growth of the body weight, and the nutritional requirements for maintaining the growth and development. Feeding is limited daily or by limiting the number of feedings and the time of each feeding. Daily feed restriction has the advantage of less stress on chickens and is suitable for late brooding, early brooding and 1 week before the transition to laying sheds.

chicken feeding

Every other day of restricted feeding is to concentrate the feed for two days on a l-day basis, ie feed on l days and stop on l days. This method is more stressful for breeders, but it can alleviate the phenomenon of competition for food, so that each chicken eats roughly the same amount, and thus get a chicken group with higher body weight and meet the target requirements. This method is suitable for chickens that grow fast and difficult to control.

Restricted weekly feeds are fed 5 days per week for 2 days, which means that 7 days of feed is evenly distributed over 5 days. This method does not use much.


The methods of limiting feeding

Restricted feeding can reduce the amount of food input and reduce feed consumption. At the same time, the amount of fat deposition in the breeder's belly is reduced, thereby reducing the incidence of prolapse and dystocia after the start of production.

In production, how do you know how to limit feeding? At present, the methods of limiting feeding can be divided into time-limited methods, limited-quality methods, and limited methods. In practice, one method is not used alone. For example, the time-limited method mainly controls the feed intake of the breeder by controlling its feed intake time. This law can be divided into three types of daily limit feed, every other day limit feed and weekly limit feed.


What are the benefits of limiting feeding?

Restricted feeding allows the broiler breeder's bones and internal organs to fully develop early, maintain proper weight, postpone broiler breeder sexual maturity, and synchronize sexual maturity and maturation. After the breeder is 27 weeks old, the egg production rate can exceed 50% and 30 weeks old can enter the peak period of egg production. Therefore, the use of restricted feeding can make the breeder's age at birth relatively neat, and the production can be carried out in a timely manner. The rate of egg production rises quickly, the peak period of egg production lasts for a long time, and the qualified rate of eggs is high.


Why do we have to limit the weight of chickens?

Because the breeding ability of breeder is very strong, they growth fast and weight gain fast. Then if you do not control their weight, the breeder's weight can easily exceed the standard, thus affecting the production. Therefore, when breeder chicken aged in 4 weeks to 24 weeks, always be limited feeding.

Restricted feeding can first ensure that the breeder's body weight meets this breed's standard. If breeders overweight, especially hens overweight, will have significantly reduced egg production and a lower rate of qualified eggs. And overweight often causes leg problems, too.