Farmers who use layer cages to raise chickens are easy to ignore the misunderstandings that appear

Farmers who use layer cages to raise chickens need to manage the hen house. But managing chicken house is not an easy task. Today, I will share with you the misunderstandings that are easy to occur in daily management of using layer hen cages to raise chickens.

Regardless of whether it is the management of the chicken coop or the management of the chicken flock, it is very important. Improper management will affect the healthy growth and production of the chicken flock, and will naturally affect the efficiency of the farmers. Therefore, the battery chicken cage manufacturers will Summarized a few common processing gaps in the daily management of farmers, and hope that farmers can pay more attention to it.

Many farmers pay attention to disinfection, which makes the harmful gas and bacteria in the chicken house multiply, which seriously endangers the health of the chicken group. Farmers should regularly carry out reasonable disinfection of the chicken house, and pay attention to persistence. The chicken house is clean and often ventilated.

Adhering to a reasonable temperature and humidity around the layer cage is very important. Generally, farmers will ignore the adjustment of temperature, humidity and ventilation. They advocate ventilation at high temperatures and ventilation at high humidity. When there are large changes, first let the temperature rise by about two degrees. The right amount is the same for about half an hour, and so on.

The most important thing is that farmers must purchase high-quality chicken raising equipment. Chicken battery cages are mechanical equipment, and the price is relatively high. Therefore, some farmers, regardless of the quality of the cages of the layer cages and whether the structure is reasonable, buy the cheapest cages, thinking that they can reduce some costs, but the structure is poor. The chicken cages do not help the growth of the chickens, but will harm the chickens. Moreover, the service life of the cages of unreliable quality will not be very long, which invisibly increases the breeding cost.

The above are some misunderstandings that farmers should pay attention to when using poultry cages to raise chickens. It is hoped that they can attract the attention of farmers and pay more attention in management. Farmers can have time to learn the scientific and reasonable management skills of cage farming, so that their chickens can grow more healthily, and the farmers themselves can obtain better benefits.


Scientifically maintain chicken farming equipment

We all know that there are many benefits to using chicken farming equipment to raise chickens. Reasonable use of breeding equipment can be used for a long time. So what should be done?

The chicken house environment control device is installed on the chicken breeding equipment to realize the reasonable regulation of the temperature and humidity in the chicken house. In order to ensure the thriving growth of chickens, the temperature of the chicken house should be controlled within a reasonable range by the chicken raising equipment.




The temperature control of the chicken breeding equipment requires different temperature requirements at different growth stages of the chicken: the chicken just out of the eggshell needs 32 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius. Later, as the week age increases, the temperature gradually decreases, that is, it decreases by about 2 degrees Celsius for every additional week of age, and it is advisable to maintain it at 21 degrees Celsius to 23 degrees Celsius by the sixth week. Temperature is related to the healthy growth and feed utilization of broilers.

Too high or too low brooding temperature will affect the absorption of egg yolk, resulting in reduced immunity of the chicks and easy infection of diseases. Too high temperature causes the chickens to drink more water and reduce feed intake. The temperature is too low. To maintain body temperature, the chickens increase feed consumption and reduce feed remuneration.


1. The chicken breeding equipment must work in strict accordance with the safety operating procedures, and cannot be overloaded. The safety and reliability of the equipment must be ensured. If there are unsafe factors, it should be eliminated in time;

2. Regular oil refueling or oil change, no dry friction phenomenon can occur, to ensure that the oil pressure is always at normal filling and the oil path is unblocked;

3. Tools should be placed neatly, and the lines and pipes should be organized;

4. Ensure that all parts of the equipment will not leak oil or air, and clean the surrounding debris.


What is the future development direction of the chicken industry?

With the gradual increase in market demand for chicken products, the use of automatic poultry farming equipment for intensive chicken farming has become the first choice for farmers to raise chickens, but is this the future development trend of the chicken industry?

In fact, intensive chicken farming is only one of the development directions. Here is a brief introduction to other development directions.

  1. The leading industry of intensive aquaculture. In the past, laying hen farming was dominated by retail investors, and in the future, it will be dominated by large-scale chicken farms.
  2. Automatic chicken breeding equipment has become the mainstream. From human-raised chickens to equipment-raised chickens, it means an increase in efficiency and an upgrade of the industry.
  3. The industrialization of food. The laying hen industry is not a chicken industry, but a food industry. Food safety and brand will become important factors affecting the industry and enterprises. The more closely connected the consumer side is for laying hen companies, the easier it is to achieve a premium for egg products.
  4. Green production. It is necessary to use the concept of green development to promote the formation of a new pattern of animal husbandry development with optimized laying hen production layout, efficient use of resources, good ecological environment, and safe product quality.
  5. The Internet. In the future, the Internet will become an infrastructure like hydropower, ubiquitous, and profoundly affect our lives. The layer industry will also be deeply integrated with the Internet, and the layer companies that take the lead will have an advantage in the competition.

Tips for raising chickens in layer cages

Nowadays, most of the breeding industry adopts large-scale breeding methods, and large-scale breeding is inseparable from the scientific construction of breeding farms. In addition to using automatic layer cages, there are also some breeding techniques for breeding layer hens. 

Now the use of layer cages to raise chickens is highly automated, time-saving, labor-saving, and cost-saving. It has the advantages of automatic feeding, drinking water, cleaning manure, wet curtain cooling, and centralized management. This will improve the breeding efficiency of the farmers, and at the same time, it can effectively manage the laying hens.


  1. The breeder should adopt the method of expanding the group in cages in stages, that is to say, carry out the concentrated brooding in a small area for 21 days in the initial period of rearing, which can effectively save heating costs, and gradually expand the group after 21 days.
  2. The breeder should research and design the corresponding reasonable and scientific feed formula according to the nutrient content required by the caged broiler to meet the growth and development needs of the chicken under such high-density caged conditions. The vitamins of the feed formula are increased by an average of 20% compared to the ground level standard, which is suitable for the needs of caged broilers.
  3. The breeder should pay attention to the caged broiler house must be a fully enclosed house without windows. The air in the house is exhausted with an exhaust fan, and the fresh air enters the house through the air inlet. Artificial lighting is used in the house instead of natural lighting. When the temperature is high, the chicken house should be installed with a wet curtain to cool down. In the cold season, artificial heating or the heat of the chicken can be used to keep the temperature in the house within a comfortable range.
  4. The chicken flock has good hygiene and anti-epidemic effects, which can effectively prevent chicken infectious diseases. Once it is discovered that the epidemic can be quickly controlled to prevent it from spreading, and the chicken does not touch the feces, it can make the chicken grow healthier and provide a clean and comfortable growth environment for the chicken. Great improvement.


This is the end of the skill of laying chicken cage shared by automatic poultry farming equipment manufacturers. I hope that the above sharing can help farmers to raise chickens.


How to use automated chicken raising equipment to cool down the chicken cage

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.


What are the practical ways to prevent chickens from getting sick?

Chickens are most afraid of getting sick. Today, poultry cage equipment manufacturers will introduce in detail three methods to reduce chicken sickness.

First,develop a reasonable disinfection procedure: Because chickens live in the chicken house for a long time, feces, feed, dust, water and other dirt will cause the chicken house to reproduce a large number of pathogenic microorganisms, which will spread disease to the chickens, cause harm, and kill them. The main method of these pathogenic microorganisms is disinfection, so formulating a reasonable disinfection procedure is a key measure to reduce the occurrence of diseases, but it is not enough to disinfect once. It is necessary for farmers to disinfect regularly, and choose a good disinfection method and disinfection drugs. .

Second, do a good job of immunization: infectious diseases are more serious to the health of chickens, and once the chickens become ill, they may be transmitted to the chickens in the entire chicken coop, causing heavy losses. The current effective way to prevent infectious diseases is to treat the chickens. The flock is immunized, so the farmers must do a good job of immunization during the process of raising chickens, and formulate reasonable immunization procedures and methods according to the disease epidemic situation in the area and the actual situation of the chicken coop. This is also how to prevent chickens. The key point of the disease.

Third, use drugs to prevent diseases: For some infectious diseases, most farmers achieve the purpose of prevention through vaccination, while most bacterial diseases rely on the regular delivery of drugs to achieve the purpose of prevention. According to the situation of different diseases, different medication prevention procedures are developed.


The above is the effective way to prevent chicken from getting sick. Farmers who use poultry raising equipment to raise chickens must take measures to prevent chickens from getting sick.


What aspects need to be considered when building a large-scale breeding farm

To build a chicken farm, you should first consider whether the local natural conditions are suitable for raising chickens, and determine the breeding scale based on your own economic capacity. How many chickens to raise, clarify the nature and tasks of building the factory, and then construct the farm and plan chicken raising equipment.


When constructing a chicken farm, farmers must plan how many chickens they will raise, the area of the chicken house and the type of chicken breeding equipment, especially when choosing chicken breeding equipment, they must consider fully satisfying the needs of the physiological characteristics of the chickens, so that they can be quickly Grow and increase productivity.


The construction of chicken coops must be reasonable, because it is directly related to the performance of chicken production capacity and the profitability of chicken farming. Therefore, we must pay great attention to the building codes of chicken farms. Farmers should choose to build chicken farms in a dry, quiet place away from the urban area.



Farmers should also pay attention to choosing a place with relatively convenient transportation, because the convenient road will help remember the transportation, the transportation of eggs, and the transportation of chicken manure.


In order to facilitate the prevention of chicken epidemics, farmers' farms must be considered to be built away from lively places such as rural cities, because chickens like quiet and secluded places, and it is easier to carry out epidemic prevention work in the chicken house.


Clean and adequate water sources. The water quality should be clean and pollution-free. It is best to use deep wells or disinfected tap water. Undisinfected river water, pond water or water containing excessive chloride ions should not be used for drinking by chickens.


The above is the automatic poultry farming equipment manufacturers to share for everyone that farmers should consider the site selection, equipment, water source and other issues when building a farm. I hope that farmers can eliminate these issues when constructing the farm.


What type of cooling equipment should be installed in modern chicken cages?

When using modern chicken cages to raise chickens, attention should be paid to ventilation and cooling of the chicken house. Mechanical ventilation is the main method in closed chicken houses and large feeding conditions. Ventilation, cooling, and dust removal are closely related. Only when these are handled can we raise healthier chickens.

There are two main ways of ventilation in chicken cages: longitudinal ventilation and horizontal ventilation. These two methods have their own advantages and disadvantages, and I will give you a detailed introduction next.



Longitudinal ventilation. If the length of the chicken house is more than 80 meters and the width is more than 10 meters, longitudinal ventilation should be adopted. Because of this, the rationality of the ventilation design of the chicken house is optimized, the installation cost is reduced, and a more ideal ventilation effect can be obtained. In the high temperature season in summer, in order to effectively cool the chicken house, it is usually necessary to install a wet curtain at the air inlet, that is, a wet curtain to cool down. Because the vertical ventilation system of the chicken house has the advantages of simple design and installation, low cost, good ventilation and cooling effect, etc., it has been widely used in contemporary chicken production.

Horizontal ventilation. When the length of the chicken house is short and the span is less than 10 meters, horizontal ventilation is often used. Horizontal ventilation mainly has two designs: positive pressure system and negative pressure system. Although the system can adjust the temperature in the house, improve the air distribution in the house, and reduce wind thief in the house, it has the disadvantages of high equipment cost, high cost, difficult installation, and narrow application range, so it is in production practice. , Used less.

The above are the two ways to cool the chicken house. Farmers can reasonably choose an automated ventilation system according to the situation of the chicken house to help cool the chicken house and create a comfortable growth environment for chickens.


Is it better to raise layer cages or free range?

In the breeding process, many farmers use chicken cages for collective breeding, and a few farmers choose to raise special chickens in order to meet the demand for breeds. The relative price of eggs from free-range chickens is much higher, and the cost will also be different. Raise, cage and free range have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Cage chicken articles


Laying hen cages breeding is an intensive management method for modern laying hens. It is the most common breeding method at present. Almost all large, medium and small farms adopt this method. Because modern breeds of high-yielding laying hens are suitable for intensive production .

Therefore, cage breeding is the best choice for laying hens. The cage has three and four layers, and the main placement methods are full overlap, full step, half step, and step stack integrated type.

In addition, there is also a single-layer flat type, that is, all the chicken coops are arranged on a horizontal surface, and the chicken manure directly falls into the manure trough. The feeder is used for feeding, and the water line plus nipple drinker or sink is used for water supply. 

Advantages of caged chickens:

  1. It occupies a small space, a small area, concentrated feeding, and a large feeding density. The number of rearing per unit area of ​​chicken house can be greatly increased, saving land and labor. Facts have proved that the number of chickens raised per square meter of construction area is more than three times that of flat cages. It can make full use of the space of the chicken coop for centralized breeding, which not only saves labor but also improves the utilization rate of the chicken coop.
  2. Less feed consumption. Cage-raised chickens are restricted in activity, which can save feed consumption. Chicken flocks eat more evenly and consume less feed, with higher feed remuneration, cleaner eggshells, lower breakage rates, and lower breeding costs.
  3. Improve labor efficiency. The number of chickens managed per capita in layer cages is several times that of free-range chickens. Special machinery can be used for chicken feeding and manure removal, which greatly improves labor productivity.
  4. Cage-raised laying hens are good for disease prevention, reduce the occurrence of diseases, and are good for the health of the flock. The advantages of cage-raised chickens are that the chicken body is separated from the feces, the feed and drinking water are sanitary, and the mortality rate of the caged chickens is low.


Disadvantages of caged chickens:

  1. Higher one-time investment.
  2. Cage laying hens have higher requirements for feed and environment.
  3. There are some syndromes of laying hens, such as caged laying hen fatigue syndrome, fatty liver syndrome, panic disorder, pecking disorder and so on.
  4. The living space of laying hens is small and activities are restricted.



Free-range chickens

Laying hen stocking refers to the use of grazing to graze the laying hens into the nature, using barren mountains, woodlands, grasslands, orchards and other resources to develop large-scale ecological laying hens. High-yielding layers, rooster chicks of high-yielding layers, and local breeds are all suitable for free-range breeding. Realize large-scale production through scientific feeding management and safety and health measures, so that the laying hens can reach the pollution-free food standard and even the green food standard.

At the same time, by raising chickens to control plant pests and weeds and reduce the use of drugs, chicken manure can also improve soil fertility. This is a new type of ecological industry combining agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry, with broad market prospects.

Advantages of free-range chickens:

  1. The price of eggs is high, free-range eggs have good taste and rich flavor, and eggs are very popular. Generally, the price of free-range eggs is more than twice that of caged eggs.
  2. Eco-environmental protection, laying hens eat insects, reduce pests in woodland and grassland, protect trees and crops from pests, and reduce the use of pesticides. Chicken manure directly fertilizes the soil, turning waste into treasure.
  3. Reduce the cost of breeding and improve the efficiency of chicken breeding. The investment in the chicken house and feed is much less than that of house feeding.


Disadvantages of free-range chickens:

  1. The scale is small, limited by the environmental conditions and management capabilities of the stocking site, the scale of each batch of chickens cannot be too large, and the difficulty of large-scale management also increases.
  2. Low egg production rate and poor egg varieties. No matter how fine the management of free-range laying hens is, it also belongs to extensive management, so the egg production rate is low and unstable, and the quality of the eggs will also decline.
  3. The disease is difficult to control, and chicken farms are prone to respiratory diseases and internal and external parasitic diseases, especially coccidiosis. There are also fowlpox and visceral Marek disease in chicken farms.

The scientific management method of poultry chicken cage equipment breeding

Poultry chicken cage equipment raising have a high degree of automation, which saves time and effort, and can save manpower and material resources, because they can automatically drink water, clean manure, feed, ventilate, wet curtain cooling, and centrally manage chickens. Improve labor production efficiency, reduce the cost of artificial breeding, and improve the breeding efficiency of farmers to a large extent.


Farmers should carry out breeding in stages. You can feed chickens of different ages together. Concentrated brooding can be carried out at the early stage of rearing. This can effectively save heating costs, and gradually expand the group after 21 days.


Farmers should research and design appropriate scientific feed formulas according to the nutrient components required by caged broilers to meet the growth and development needs of chickens in such high-density cages. The vitamins of the feed formula are increased by an average of 20% compared to the ground level standard, which is suitable for the needs of caged chickens.


Breeders should pay attention to broiler chicken in cages,chicken houses must be fully enclosed houses without windows, exhaust fans are used to exhaust the air in the house, and fresh air enters the house through the air inlet. Artificial lighting is used in the house instead of natural lighting. When the temperature is high, the chicken house should be installed with a wet curtain to cool down. In the cold season, artificial heating or the heat of the chicken can be used to keep the temperature in the house within a comfortable range.


The second is that the chicken flock has a good health and epidemic prevention effect, which can effectively prevent chicken infectious diseases. Once it is discovered that the epidemic can be quickly controlled to prevent it from spreading, and the chicken does not touch the feces, it can make the chicken grow healthier and provide a clean and comfortable growth environment for the chicken. Great improvement.

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