In recent years, with the improvement of the research and development level of animal husbandry equipment, the development of automation level has been greatly promoted, and with the sharp increase of labor costs, workers urgently need to reduce the reality of labor intensity and a large number of young professionals with knowledge and skills. The addition of this has spurred the enthusiasm of aquaculture companies to invest in automation equipment. The feeding equipment of laying hens has also undergone tremendous changes along with the development of the animal husbandry. The cascading mode of laying hens has been widely recognized by the laying hens and the development prospects are promising.
1. Advantages of the battery layer chicken cage mode
The battery layer cage equipment is the first choice for large-scale, intensive, automated, and standardized laying hens at home and abroad. It has the following advantages: Small footprint, high space utilization, easy to achieve intensive and large-scale breeding. The chicken manure is layered and cleaned, and the natural air drying makes the chicken manure water greatly reduced. The chicken manure utilization rate is high, and the environmental pollution is extremely small. Fully automated control, greatly reducing the number of operators, reducing labor intensity and increasing labor productivity. The use of a fully enclosed feeding mode is conducive to the prevention of infectious diseases and improves the performance of the chicken flock.
2. The main points of chicken group management in the cascading mode
2.1 Caging time of chickens
Due to the overlapping of multiple layers of cages, it is inconvenient to catch chickens. The laying time of laying hens can be extended appropriately and basketed when individual chickens lay eggs. At this time, vaccines that require immunization such as Newcastle disease, infectious bronchitis, avian flu, and egg drop syndrome should be completely exempted.
2.2 Feed replacement
When the flock's egg production rate reaches 5%, the prenatal feed should be replaced with a peak material. Refueling takes a one-week transition. At this time, the feed should be of good quality and the nutrient composition is stable. Do not replace the finished feed and raw materials at will.
3. Use and maintenance of cascading layer chicken cage mode equipment
In the battery layer chicken cage mode, the density of the flock is large, and the facilities are strict. The equipment maintenance should be highly valued to avoid accidents. It is recommended to pay attention to the following problems when using the battery layer rearing cage equipment in Ghana: 1. Power assurance system 2. Illumination 3. Feeding and feeding system