How to set the temperature of the chicken house?

In the process of raising chickens, Many farmers choose automated breeding equipment for breeding,the temperature of the chicken house is one of the important factors, which can affect the health of the entire chicken flock. No matter what kind of chicken it is, the demand for temperature is very high, and a little carelessness will cause disease. The temperature required in the different breeding stages of the chicken flock is also different. Chicken farmers must do well in breeding according to this standard, so that the chicken flock can grow better and produce higher benefits. The majority of chicken farmers can set the temperature based on the performance of the chickens. What are the aspects?




1. Group performance

The appropriate temperature is that the chickens are evacuated evenly, the body is stretched, and some chickens breathe with their mouths open as an indication. If they accumulate away from the heat source, the breathing rate will increase, especially the chest breathing, which is mostly too high; if it is close If you get together away from the heat source, the respiratory rate decreases, and the temperature is mostly too low. However, the premise of this indication is that the humidity is appropriate and the flock is healthy. If these two premises are lacking, it cannot be fully referenced.

2. Individual performance
If we enter the chicken house and find that there are many chickens stretched out, but the neck hair is upside down, the head is pierced or the neck is stretched down, it is mostly due to low humidity and high temperature that cause pneumonia. If you touch the wings with your hands and your abdomen is hot, you need to provide a relatively low temperature at this time. On the contrary, if you feel cold when touching the chicken body with your hands and your legs are blue, you need to provide a higher temperature.

3. Anatomical observation
Through the dissection of sick and dead chickens, we not only need to find the pathological changes of the viscera, but also to find the cause of the disease. Whether the temperature is appropriate or not, there is a better indication. If the trachea is dilated, elastic, or even bright red bleeding, there is thick sputum in the bronchus, the lungs are bright red or whitish, the volume is not shrinking, and there is foul-smelling water discharged from the stomach, the temperature is usually too high. On the contrary, the trachea is tense, there is phlegm in it, black blood stasis and necrosis in the lung, the water in the stomach is clear and odorless, and the stomach wall is black. Mostly the temperature is low.

The above is the introduction of knowledge about chicken. The proper temperature in the chicken house can make the chicken body stretch better. If the respiratory rate of the chicken is found to be too fast or too slow, the chicken house is a problem. In addition, if chickens have their heads down or their necks constantly stretched, chicken farmers should pay attention. Excessively high or low temperatures can cause discomfort to the flocks and cause pneumonia and other symptoms. In addition, it can also remove the sick and dead chickens to find the cause of the disease. The majority of chicken farmers can make judgments based on the actual situation of their own breeding.





The effect of breeding temperature in layer cages on chickens

When using battery layer egg cages for breeding, temperature has the greatest impact on chicken production performance. During the brooding period, the resistance of the chicks is poor and the temperature requirements are higher. During the growing period and laying period, the appropriate temperature is the guarantee for the chickens to perform their normal production performance. If the temperature is higher, the feed intake of chickens will decrease, the feed conversion rate will decrease, the weight gain of broilers will slow down, the weight of eggs will decrease, the quality of eggshells will decrease, the egg production rate will decrease, and the number of dead scouring will increase until a large number of hot dead chickens.

Low temperature will increase the maintenance needs of chickens, slow growth, increase feed-to-egg ratio and feed-to-meat ratio. In winter, low temperature and excessive temperature fluctuations in the chicken house will reduce the resistance of chickens, decrease egg production, and induce respiratory diseases in chickens. Until moulting is stopped, it can be seen that temperature is the primary environmental factor that causes heat stress in poultry and affects the health and performance of chickens.

1. The effect of high temperature on chicken

Chickens are warm-blooded animals that maintain a constant body temperature through heat production and heat dissipation. Under high-density and intensive feeding conditions, the metabolic heat production of chickens increases with the increase in growth rate, but the heat dissipation capacity does not increase. The suitable temperature required by the chickens varies with the age of the chickens. The requirements for the temperature of the chickens in the first few weeks are extremely strict. Whether it is to use an insulated umbrella for partial heating or to use the entire chicken house for heating, the temperature of the area where the chicks are located must be guaranteed.

2. The effect of low temperature on chicken

Low temperature will first increase the maintenance needs of chickens, increase the feed-to-meat ratio of broilers, decrease the egg production rate of breeders, and decrease the resistance of chickens to diseases. When the temperature of the chicken house is too low in winter, there is no guarantee of the ventilation required to maintain a good temperature, which will cause an imbalance in temperature and ventilation management, and increase the concentration of harmful gases such as ammonia in the chicken house in winter and deteriorate the environment. When the temperature difference in the chicken house is large, especially when the outside temperature changes suddenly, the heating or ventilation is not well coordinated, and the temperature in the chicken house fluctuates too much. When the temperature drops suddenly, it will cause cold stress. While performance declines, it will also cause respiratory diseases in chickens.

3.  Application of air cooling effect

In the case of air flow, the temperature felt by the chicken is different from the actual temperature. Sometimes the effective temperature felt is very different from the measured room temperature. The higher the wind speed, the cooler the chicken feels. This is the air cooling effect. It has been tested and determined that in a high-temperature environment, airflow is conducive to convection heat dissipation. When the temperature is between 24°C and 33°C and the relative humidity is between 47% and 62%, and the wind speed is increased from 1.1 m/s to 1.6 m/s, the egg production rate can be increased. When there is no wind or low wind speed (>0.3m/s), the body temperature of the chicken is equal to the ambient temperature. When the wind speed>0.5m/s, the body temperature of the chicken will decrease accordingly. Therefore, the wind cooling effect should be fully utilized during the water curtain cooling period in summer, and the wind cooling effect should be minimized in winter.

There is no large-scale poultry farming equipment supplier in Mauritius, so when buying chicken cage equipment, you must think carefully and carefully compare the quality of chicken cages.


Farming equipment manufacturers teach you to reduce the release time of egg breakage

As we all know, the purpose of raising laying hens is to hope that they can produce some high-quality eggs to enable farmers to obtain a good economic benefit. However, during the laying period, some eggs are often broken, and the amount of broken eggs accounts for about the production. The total amount of eggs is 6-8%, so this brings huge losses to the farmers' economic benefits. Today, the farming equipment manufacturers mainly introduce to the farmers what measures should be taken to reduce the damage rate of eggs.





1. Increase the frequency of picking up eggs to avoid collisions, especially during egg-laying concentrated hours, the staff should act lightly when picking up and moving eggs in layer chicken cage .


2. Maintain the health of the chickens and reduce the occurrence of diseases. Many diseases will not only reduce the egg production rate, but also reduce the quality of the egg shell, thereby increasing the egg broken rate.


3. Meet the nutritional needs of chickens, especially the content of calcium and vitamin D3, and the content of phosphorus should also be appropriate. The ratio of calcium to phosphorus should generally be maintained at about 3.4-4.6:1. Farming equipment manufacturers remind farmers that too much or too little supplementation of chicken flocks will have an adverse effect on the flocks, so when supplementing the flocks of nutrition, they must be supplemented in a scientific proportion.


4. In the hot season, the temperature in the chicken house is relatively high. In order to reduce the heat stress of the chickens, farmers can appropriately increase the calcium content in the diet. The calcium content is generally maintained between 3.7-5%. Avoid more than 5%, and add baking soda and vitamin C to the drinking water.


5. To reduce the occurrence of stress factors, it is necessary to keep the environment inside and outside the chicken house quiet and comfortable, and create a good growth environment for the chickens.


6. Starting from the chicken group 50-60 weeks of age, implement a short-term hunger strike for 3-7 days. The egg production is the same as that of no hunger strike, but the strength of the egg shell is significantly increased compared with that of no hunger treatment, and the egg broken rate is also greatly cut back.


The above is the introduction of chicken poultry farming equipment manufacturers to farmers on how to reduce the damage rate of their eggs during the breeding process of laying hens. I hope that today's description can be of some help to farmers.


Selection and use steps of broiler cage equipment

The selection and use steps of broiler cage equipment are shared with you as follows. You can refer to the following suggestions when choosing broiler cage equipment, which is helpful to everyone.

1. Choosing poultry farming cage equipment requires full consideration of geographical and environmental factors, not only its completeness, but also equipment of different materials should be selected according to different breeding stages.

2. For chicken farms, chicken coops are one of the indispensable broiler cage equipment. A good chicken coop can provide a good living environment for chickens.

3. In the selection process of chicken coop, what needs to be considered is the equipment matched with it. Such as drinking water equipment, feeding equipment, and manure removal equipment, can they be used in an organic combination? What a chicken farm needs is a breeding process, not just a function.

The additives can be used after they are evenly mixed with the feed. In order to use the additives safely and effectively, the additives and the diffusing agent are generally fully mixed before use, which is called a premix. It can also produce premix, add compound feed according to the specified proportion and then mix.


Chicken cage manufacturers tell you the management of the external environment of the chicken coop

In the process of raising chickens, many farmers often only pay attention to the control of the environment and sanitation inside the chicken coop. The environmental control outside the chicken coop is often not reasonable and scientific. In fact, if the external environment of the chicken coop is bad, it will also threaten To the healthy growth of the chicken flock, and the harsh external environment also creates conditions for the spread of diseases, so the external environmental control of the chicken house is equally important. The poultry farm equipment manufacturer will talk about the management points of the external environment of the chicken house:






1. In the daily management process, farmers must pay attention to the cleaning work outside the chicken house, and ensure that there is no garbage, no weeds, no debris, no residual feathers, no dead chickens, no residual manure, etc. The presence of dirt reduces the presence of bacteria and pathogenic microorganisms in the chicken house.


2. For the roads of the chicken farm, farmers should also pay attention to the cleaning work. Conditional farmers can use quaternary ammonium disinfectant to disinfect once a day. For local farmers within 5 meters of the chicken house, they should also disinfect every week. At work, it is recommended that farmers can spray with 3% caustic soda solution for disinfection. Use 1 kg of prepared disinfectant solution per square meter of ground.


3. Chicken flocks will have a lot of manure every day. In addition to the cleaning of manure in the chicken house, farmers should also pay attention to the treatment method after the manure is cleaned out of the chicken house. It is recommended that farmers dig manure ponds near the chicken house. , The general size is 7 cubic meters per 1,000 chickens. Note that the construction location of the manure pool should be selected in the downwind direction 30 meters away from the chicken house. Put the cleaned feces into the pool every day, and cover the pool with a plastic sheet to prevent the feces from exposing and to facilitate fermentation.Conditional farmers can buy environmental control equipment


4. If there are more chicken farms around the chicken coop of the breeder, then more attention should be paid to the spread of the disease, and all preventive work should be done. For the chicken coops and relatively concentrated chicken coops close to the village, To control cross-infection, it is necessary to prevent breeding households from crossing each other's houses, as well as preventing chicken flocks in other chicken houses from approaching the chicken house and moving people, and do a good job in the isolation of houses.


Installation and debugging of automatic feeder for chicken

The installation and commissioning of the chicken automatic feeder of the chicken raising equipment is shared with you as follows. You can refer to our suggestions when operating.

       1. Make sure the fasteners are firm during installation. The transmission parts are flexible and the operation is stable. Lubrication oil should be added to each operation part and gearbox.
   2. Track laying, in order to ensure that the feeder walks steadily while working, and runs in a straight line, it is necessary to lay tracks in the chicken house.

a. Adjust the chicken coop passages of all chicken feeders to the same width, and the chicken coops are the same height and arranged parallel and neatly.
b. Fix the 3*30 angle steel on the ground plane according to the position of the guide wheel. Note that the joint position should be flat and smooth, and the weld should be on the back of the angle steel. When laying, first mark the position of the track to be laid into a true line, drill 6 mm holes in sections on the straight line, and insert 6 mm * 100 mm round steel into the holes to make them 17 mm above the ground. Then cover the connected angle steel on the round steel, and retract the two ends into the chicken cage 300-500mm.

3. Adjust the width of feeder and chicken house channel. Feeders are divided into two types: AB. A type feeder with a width of 600MM is suitable for use with aisle width between 650-800MM, and there should be 1.5-2.0M space at both ends of the chicken coop for the feeder to turn around.
4. To adjust the feeding amount, there is no feeding adjustment port at the lower end of the feeding pipe of this machine. It can be adjusted appropriately according to the chicken feed intake. When the feeding amount is small, the feed opening at the lower end of the feeding pipe is adjusted smaller, otherwise, it is enlarged.

5. Operation and use: align the guide wheel on the front of the feeder full of feed with the ground rail laid on the ground, align the bulk feed tube with the chicken trough, and adjust the size of the feed inlet according to the required feed amount. Close the lifting clutch. When there is feed out of the feed pipe, close the walking clutch and the feeder moves forward at a constant speed. At the same time, the feed evenly falls into the chicken trough, and after the end, the feeding clutch is separated first, and then the walking clutch is separated.

If the space at both ends of the chicken house is large enough, you can jump directly, otherwise you can pull the flip handle on the feeder to turn the feeding hopper to the vertical position of the chicken feeding pipe to reduce the turning radius.


Matters needing attention in raising chickens in Broiler cage

Nowadays, there are more and more broiler farmers, and modern broiler breeding uses Broiler chicken battery cage for breeding. In order to make the broiler grow healthily and maximize the economic benefits of the farmers, the following is mainly to introduce some matters that need attention when using broiler cages for breeding.



1. First of all, we should do a good job in the management of chickens. When using broilers to raise chickens in cages, we should separate male hens and new and old chickens, because their growth characteristics and daily habits are different, and if they are mixed, the breeding effect will be affected.

2. When using broiler cages for breeding, it is necessary to ensure that the surface of the cages is clean and pollution-free. During the breeding process, some chicken feathers or chicken droppings will definitely be contaminated on the surfaces of the cages. Once the farmers find out, they should clean them up in time because these things carry certain bacteria. If they are often attached to the cages, they may cause the chickens to eat by mistake, thus causing diseases.

3. In order to prepare full-price influence feed for chickens, the chickens need to be supplemented with nutrients in various aspects during their growth. If there is a lack of certain nutrients, the chickens may be stunted. Therefore, whether farmers prepare their own feed or buy and feed, they must ensure that all nutrients are sufficient.

4. Broilers are lazy by nature, which limits the activity of chickens when they are raised in broiler cages. As a result, chickens often lie prone on the chicken battery cages and do not move, resulting in the occurrence of bursa inflammation and obesity. Therefore, in order to reduce the occurrence of these diseases of chickens, farmers can force chickens to move by beating drums or feed lines in daily feeding management.



Advantages of raising chickens in layer cages

In the process of choosing a breeding industry, you can see many breeders of laying hen cages. When building chicken coops, they will choose closed chicken coops, that is, there are no windows around them. Some farmers may keep a few small vents, and then use multi-layer cages to raise layers. So what are the advantages of using this type of hen house to breed layer and broiler chickens?

1. Closed chicken coop is easier to control the environment. The use of closed chicken houses to raise chickens and the preparation of some chicken equipment can better provide a comfortable growth and production environment for the flock, which meets the physiological and production needs of the chickens. The closed chicken house will not be affected by the natural environmental conditions, and the production is stable and safe. Through manual control operation technology, it is conducive to controlling the growth and development of chickens, sexual maturity and stimulating egg production cycle, which is convenient for monitoring the quality and quantity of chickens. Measures such as restricting feeding and forced moulting.

2. Can achieve intensive large-scale breeding. Farmers using closed-type chicken houses to breed laying hens can use multi-layer chicken cages to raise chickens, concentrate the farmers, and make reasonable use of the area of the chicken house to increase the number of chickens and increase the land utilization rate. The growth and production of chicken flocks can generally be controlled in accordance with the standard of chicken breeding, and a large-scale breeding mode can be realized.

3. Save manpower and reduce feeding costs. When using closed chicken coops for breeding, you can use equipment to complete the work of ventilation, light, humidity, even feeding, drinking water, and epidemic prevention, which can reduce the labor required in the breeding process. And the use of equipment to raise chickens is more advanced and efficient, and the artificial waste of feed will be greatly reduced, thereby improving the production efficiency and reducing the feeding cost.

4. Good isolation and disinfection, less cross-contamination. The enclosed chicken house is almost isolated from the outside world, so it will not be threatened by the outside environment and pathogens. At the same time, the disinfection and sterilization in the chicken house can be controlled in a certain space, so the chance of cross-contamination will be greatly reduced, which is conducive to the prevention and control of epidemics, especially major animal diseases.

5. Good disease control. Because the environment for keeping chickens in a closed house can be controlled better, the chickens are less likely to get disease. Compared with other types of chicken coops, even if the chickens are infected with the same blight, the environment inside the chicken coops makes the medicine more scientific and more effective, so the treatment is easier and the treatment cost is lower.

6. Can produce normally under extreme environment. Like the open chicken house in the past, if it encounters high temperature, high cold and high humidity, the flock will be seriously affected. However, the closed chicken coop is controlled by complete human conditions, no matter what extreme environment it encounters, it can use a lot of energy for human control, so it can still organize normal production when it encounters extreme environments.

These are some of the advantages that the author summarized and shared for farmers, using closed chicken coops for laying hens and broilers. It is precisely because of the various advantages in the past that many farmers have built closed chicken coops for breeding, laying a solid foundation for improving efficiency.


Broiler cage manufacturers talk about the key points of chicken house ventilation

In the process of raising chickens in chicken farm equipment, the ventilation work of the chicken house is indispensable. Farmers must pay attention to the ventilation work of the chicken house. Reasonable ventilation can eliminate harmful gases in the chicken house, such as ammonia, carbon dioxide and other gases. Existence will seriously affect the healthy growth and production of broiler chickens. Ventilation can also circulate fresh air from the outside to the house. Ventilation has an impact on the health, growth and production performance of each flock. Let’s talk about the house Some points about ventilation.


1. Summer ventilation: The higher the relative humidity in the environment, the greater the possibility of causing heat stress to the chicken, and the temperature of the chicken body will increase as the heat accumulates. If the chicken can not be released from the high fever, its body temperature will continue to rise, which will cause the chicken's appetite to decline and egg production to stop, which will lead to the death of the chicken. The growth and production performance of broilers and laying hens are closely related to their comfort level. Flock density helps reduce heat stress caused by heat, improves chicken comfort, and thus improves production performance




2. Winter ventilation: fanless open chicken house: natural ventilation uses temperature differences, relative humidity and natural air flow to remove excess heat and moisture. However, factors such as the daily temperature of the outside world, the direction of the wind and the direction of the sun are constantly changing, so if the farmers use natural air for ventilation, they will not be able to achieve the effect, so if the farmers do not need to exhaust fans, It is recommended that the farmer's chicken coop should be built on a slope to facilitate air circulation.


In winter, closed chicken house farmers should close the water curtain equipment, only need to use the fan equipment, farmers can choose to use a fixed clock to control the operation of the fan, in this way, the chicken house can achieve thermal insulation while achieving The purpose of ventilation is to provide a comfortable growth environment for the flock in chicken battery cages .

The above is the summary of the chicken house ventilation. I hope the above description can help you. If you have other questions and want to consult, you can send us an email. We will contact you as soon as we receive the email. 



Manure removal equipment for two types of chicken cages

With the continuous expansion of breeders using laying hen cages, the feces cleaning work in the chicken house becomes more complicated. If the excrement is not cleaned thoroughly or in time, it will pose a great threat to the growth of the flock.

In the case of large-scale breeding, if the method of manual excrement removal is adopted, not only a lot of labor costs will be wasted, but it will also cause pollution to the chicken house due to the lack of timely cleaning. Therefore, in order to solve the disadvantage of manual manure removal, many farms are now using manure removal equipment to clean the manure in the chicken house. Now two kinds of manure removal equipment commonly used by farmers are scraper manure removal and belt manure removal. The following is a detailed introduction to these two types of equipment for farmers.

Scraper-type manure cleaner: Scraper-type manure cleaner is a device that uses a scraper to remove manure. It is mainly composed of electric motor, reducer, winch, wire rope, pulley, skateboard, and dung scraper. When the scraper-type manure cleaner is working, the winch is driven by the motor, and the sliding plate and the manure scraper are pulled through the wire rope to operate. When the wire rope is pulled forward, the skateboard and the dung scraper are in a vertical state, and they are close to the ground to scrape the dung. When the end point is reached, the sliding plate and the dung scraper hit the travel switch, causing the motor to reverse, and the sliding plate and the dung scraper also return. When returning, the skateboard and manure scraper are pulled by the wire rope behind them, and the manure scraper will be lifted over the manure pile so that the manure scraping will not be performed when retreating.

Belt manure cleaner: The belt manure cleaner is mainly composed of active roller, passive roller, idler roller and conveyor belt. When installing a belt-type manure cleaner, a conveyor belt needs to be installed under each layer of chicken cages, and the active rollers of the upper and lower conveyor belts can be driven by the same power during work. The feces produced by the chickens in the chicken cage will directly fall on the conveyor belt, and the human can regularly activate the switch of the conveyor belt to transport the chicken manure from one end of the poultry battery cages to the other. Then the scraper scrapes the feces in the cart, and then pushes away manually.

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