In order to prevent chickens from heatstroke in hot weather, it is particularly important to use automatic chicken raising equipment to cool the chickens. When the external environment is improved, the cooling equipment in the chicken house will be used to a large extent. In order to avoid poultry diseases, we should pay more attention to epidemic prevention in chicken coops while cooling down. Due to the high density of poultry battery cages, high temperature mainly manifests as a decrease in feed intake and egg production rate for laying hens.
In fact, chicken farms with conditions can install cooling wet curtains for cooling operations. If we rely on spraying water, we should control the humidity. Excessive humidity is not conducive to cooling within the range of chicken breeding equipment. The pressure caused by low water temperature when spraying water can easily lead to colds or other diseases in chickens. A large number of experiments have proved that the environment of high temperature and high humidity is easier to breed microorganisms than the environment of high temperature and dryness, and it is easier to cause the feed to become damp and agglomerate or mold.
In order to help the chicken raising equipment cool down and relieve the chicken’s summer heat, it is necessary to add sodium bicarbonate to the drinking water to improve the chicken’s ability to resist heat stress. Improve the egg production rate and eggshell quality of chickens, but at the same time reduce the amount of salt fed to prevent chickens from taking in excessive sodium ions. Due to the large amount of drinking water in summer, which means that the intake of sodium bicarbonate is large, and excessive intake will cause poisoning, so it is added to the feed.
In order to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases in the chicken flock in summer, it is necessary to inject drinking water into the chicken flock. In summer, due to the reduction of feed intake and the influence of high temperature, the resistance of chickens to the outside world is significantly reduced, so vaccinating chickens is a necessary preventive measure. In fact, the choice of vaccine depends on how the vaccine is suitable for immunization.