The role of different chicken cages in breeding

The most important breeding tool in the breeding process of chickens is chicken coops, which provide a suitable living environment for chickens to ensure healthy growth of chickens. The chicken cages mainly used in the chicken industry are layer cages, broiler cages, and brood cages. In order to enable farmers to have a more comprehensive understanding of these cages, the following will introduce to farmers the role of these cages in the breeding process.


Chicken layer cage: The most important thing in layer breeding is to improve the production performance of the layer and reduce the breakage rate of the eggs. When using laying hens to raise chickens, the amount of activity of the flock will be greatly reduced, so that the conversion rate of chicken feed will be improved, the conversion rate of chicken feed will increase and the production performance of the laying hens will also be improved. Moreover, the angle of the steel wire cage and the bottom net of the layer cage is reasonable, which will greatly reduce the damage rate of the eggs, thereby improving the economic benefits of the farmers in the later period.


Broiler cage: The most important thing in broiler farming is to increase the growth rate of broiler chickens, shorten their breeding period, and increase their weight. The use of broiler cages can limit the activity of broilers, so that the reduction in activity of the flock will increase the feed conversion rate, and the rate of weight gain will also increase. Moreover, the bottom net of the broiler cage is designed with large elasticity and strong density. This can prevent the occurrence of pectoral cystitis and chicken leg disease in the flock, and improve the quality of the broiler.


Brooding cage: The breeding of chicks is the most important stage in the entire breeding process, and the size of the cut chicks is relatively small and sensitive to external changes. The use of brooding cages with dense cage spacing can prevent the chicks from escaping, and the brooding cage can reasonably distribute the breeding density of the chicks, creating a good living environment for the chicks.


The above is the help that the different chicken cages provide to the farmers. It is hoped that through today's introduction, the farmers can have a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the cages they use.


Precautions for using battery chicken cages to raise chickens

In the chicken industry, two types of cages are widely used by farmers, namely stepped cages and battery cages. In the actual breeding process, these two cages provide great help for farmers in their breeding work. But not no matter how you use the chicken coop, you can make its unique advantages play out. Regardless of whether the farmers use stepped chicken coops or stacked chicken coops, they need to pay attention to some breeding items to fully demonstrate their advantages. The following is mainly for the stacked chicken cages, to tell the farmers some things that need to be paid attention to during the use process.

1. Farmers know that battery poultry farming cages are stacked one after another so that the upper and middle cages will cover the light of the lower cages. The rationality of light is an indispensable condition in the growth of chickens. Therefore, when farmers use stacked chicken cages to raise chickens, they must install light bulbs in the chicken coop scientifically to ensure that the upper, middle and lower chicken flocks can receive sufficient light.

2. The cage layers of stacked chicken cages are closely adjacent to each other. In order to ensure that the chickens have a good ventilation, farmers must pay attention to the rationality of their density when arranging the chickens. Especially in the upcoming summer, the breeding density should be appropriately reduced to ensure that the chickens can be ventilated normally.

3. When using cascading chicken cages to raise chickens, the chicken cages fix the chickens within a certain range, so that the amount of activity of the chickens will be greatly reduced. If the flock is in a state of being unable to eat for a long time, it will cause obesity in broilers and difficulty in laying eggs. Therefore, in order to allow the chickens to grow healthily, farmers can occasionally beat the chicken cage or feed line to force the chickens to move.

The above three precautions are what farmers need to pay attention to when using battery chicken cages to raise chickens. It is hoped that through today’s description, these three items can attract the attention of farmers in the future breeding process.


What problems should be paid attention to when using fully automatic chicken breeding equipment to raise chickens?

Nowadays, automatic chicken raising equipment is emerging in endlessly, and many farmers will rely on some automatic chicken raising equipment to raise laying hens in order to improve work efficiency. Although the technology and methods of raising chickens have been improved, some farmers still cannot get good economic benefits. In order to help the majority of farmers improve their scientific management level and achieve better economic benefits, farmers need to pay attention to the standardized procedures of chicken raising in the use of fully automatic chicken raising equipment.





1. At present, the automatic disinfection of chicken breeding equipment is an effective way to ensure the hygiene of the chicken house. Correct and reasonable disinfection can kill pathogenic microorganisms in the chicken house in time. Many farmers do not pay attention to disinfection or the disinfection system is not perfect, and does not follow conventional operating procedures, resulting in poor disinfection effect and poor sanitary conditions in chicken houses.


2. Immunization is a very effective way to prevent infectious diseases in chickens, but many farmers are very irregular in vaccination operations or do not know the correct vaccination method. Therefore, the chicken vaccination failed, which not only increased the breeding cost of farmers, but also failed to achieve good economic benefits.


3. Generally, many farmers lack scientific and rigorous awareness of epidemic prevention when they are in chicken coop farms. When someone returns to the chicken coop, they do not pay attention to ultraviolet disinfection, and enter the chicken coop without changing their disinfected clothes and shoes. This is likely to cause disease transmission media.


4. In the four seasons of the year, seasonal weather changes are great. Farmers should take preventive measures against weather changes. However, many farmers did not take preventive measures when encountering sudden weather changes or other stress factors, which led to the outbreak of chickens. If the weather becomes cold, warm-keeping measures should be taken to prevent air-conditioning from entering; if the weather is very hot, cooling measures should be taken to ventilate the environment.


5. Nowadays, there are many kinds of feeds on the market. Pay attention to the price of feeds when buying, and don't change the feeds at will. Changing the feed will generally reduce the diet of the laying hens, and the egg production will be greatly reduced; broilers generally do not grow long, and the entire group will be seriously ill.


The above are a few issues that farmers need to pay attention to in the use of the fully automatic chicken raising equipment. I hope that the above summary can bring some help to the farmers.


The development status of chicken breeding equipment

In recent years, Nigeria’s poultry farming industry has grown by leaps and bounds, and more and more people have chosen the farming industry. The emergence of poultry raising equipment has made the process of raising chickens more and more easier for farmers. If farmers want to get good economic benefits, the use of automated poultry breeding equipment is indispensable. Next, the author introduces the development trend of the poultry breeding industry.

1. Ring maintenance of chickens is the trend. Various industries are now advocating environmental protection, and the chicken industry is no exception. Many pig farms and chicken farms are now rectifying the environment of their own farms, saving energy and reducing emissions, and reducing environmental pollution related to chicken farming is the current development trend of the chicken industry. In the past, the manure and water flowed everywhere in the chicken farm, flies were flying everywhere, and the smell around the chicken farm was unpleasant. If it is not rectified, it will inevitably affect the external air environment and affect people's healthy life. Therefore, environmental maintenance of chickens is a must.

2. Professional management is the trend. With the increasing scale of the chicken industry and the professional equipment, the management skills of the chicken farm must be constantly updated and upgraded. Only professional people can succeed in doing professional things. No breeder can raise chickens, understand water and electricity, manage people and see a doctor. Therefore, it is the trend to entrust every job to professional people, collaboration and mutual benefit, and mutual benefit.

3. Large-scale and intensive breeding are the trends. Large-scale and intensive chicken farming is now the chicken farming method vigorously promoted by the chicken industry. Many breeders have now completed large-scale chicken farming. Some free-range farmers are small in scale, with outdated broiler feeding equipment and chicken raising skills, and are now unable to adapt to the development of the chicken industry, and the benefits are minimal or even at a loss. Therefore, small breeders must change the current breeding situation before they can win in the chicken industry.

4. Green drug-free residual chicken is imperative. As people's living standards continue to improve, there are higher requirements for food. More and more people pay attention to food safety, so how to produce green and safe chicken products is a job that farmers need to consider now, which is related to the economic benefits of the farmers and people's health.

The above are several reference directions for the development of poultry breeding industry. At present, with the scale and standardization of the aquaculture industry, more and more traditional farms have been eliminated from the market, leaving only farms using automated chicken farming machinery. Hope these contents can help farmers.



What are the advantages of automatic feeders compared with traditional feeders?

Now many chicken farmers are gradually feeling that traditional chicken raising equipment cannot meet their needs, and are gradually moving from traditional to automatic chicken feeding machines, which greatly saves chicken manpower and time costs. At present, there are many automatic feeding machine prices on the market. It is also relatively favorable, and is favored by chicken farmers. Now let's introduce the advantages of automatic feeders in detail.




1. High degree of automation

The automatic feeding machine of chicken raising equipment adopts the latest material level sensing system, PLC programming control, and high degree of automation. It can realize automatic control of feeding, just simple inspection after setting.


2. Regular and quantitative feeding

The automatic feeding machine of the chicken raising equipment is divided into 6-8 speed gears, which can be adjusted with the growth and development of the chicken, so that the feeding becomes more reasonable and scientific, and the feeding cost is reduced.


3. Large tray capacity

The feed trays of the automatic feeding machine for chicken raising equipment can be divided into 14-16 grids. Each tray can be calculated according to the 16 grids, which can feed 50-70 chickens at the same time.



How to eliminate foreign gases in the chicken house?

In chicken house where chicken battery cages are used, the breeding density of chickens is higher. Including manure, feed and corrosion of chicken cage equipment, a lot of harmful gases are generated. Some odors with high content can be poisoned by chickens and poultry. To eliminate odors in chicken coops, the drinking water and feed of chickens must be picked up.

According to the physiological characteristics of animals, the feed processing technology such as pellets and puffing are adopted. Not only can effectively improve the utilization of nutrient elements in the feed, but also reduce the possibility of odor from the root cause. Phenol and benzene are produced in the process of animal digestion of feed, and the part that is not digested and absorbed is degraded by microorganisms in vitro, and ammonia gas is produced. The more feces produced, the higher the concentration of ammonia contained in the air in the house.

Experiments have shown that if the digestibility of dietary dry matter is increased from 85% to 90%, the dry matter excreted in feces can be reduced by 2% and the amount of fecal excretion can be reduced by 20%. The foul smell in the feces is produced by protein corruption. If the digestibility of dietary protein is increased or the heat supply of protein is reduced, the production of odor will be greatly reduced.

In terms of feed additives, the work is mainly carried out by adding enzyme preparations, acidulants, probiotics, acidulants, zeolites, etc. Fermentable carbohydrates or microbial flora can also be added to livestock and poultry diets to reduce ammonia volatilization and odor production.

At present, more research focuses on the development of plant-based additives, and more and more plant-based additives are used to deodorize breeding houses. There are even Chinese herbal deodorants made of traditional Chinese medicines such as strengthening the stomach and digesting food, sterilizing and antiseptic, to achieve the purpose of reducing the odor of chicken excrement.

In short, all factors that can increase feed digestibility and improve feed efficiency can reduce the total excretion of feces.

The hygiene of the chicken house is directly related to the health and production performance of the chicken flock. Farmers should attach great importance to them, and adopt comprehensive prevention and control measures from the aspects of breeding management, architectural design of poultry houses, rational arrangement of poultry farming chicken cages, feed, and disease prevention and control.


What are the benefits of using different equipment to raise chickens?

The benefits of using different chicken raising equipment will vary greatly.

To decide whether raising chickens makes money, the first condition is to raise chickens well. To raise chickens well, equipment is critical. Laying hen equipment includes cage racks, drinking water, feeding machines, manure cleaners, egg pickers, temperature control systems, etc. Advanced mechanical equipment can create an ideal living environment for chickens and greatly improve production efficiency.

1. Different equipments have different temperature control systems

The purpose of the temperature control system is to provide a suitable growth environment for the chickens, make the chickens live comfortably, and create better benefits. If the temperature is too low, the energy in the feed the chicken eats will generate heat to maintain body temperature, resulting in unsatisfactory feed-to-egg ratio. If the temperature is too high, chickens need to breathe more and drink more water to dissipate heat, and the chicken's feed intake will decrease, which will also affect the egg production rate and cause the chickens to catch a cold. Some temperature control systems have problems, and it is possible that a building of tens of thousands of chickens will be wiped out. Therefore, when buying poultry farm equipment in Ghana, you need to buy regular manufacturers, and look for manufacturers with quality assurance and better after-sales service.

2. Different equipment has different service life

At present, there are many manufacturers of poultry breeding equipment, and the quality is also uneven. Some poultry farming equipment manufacturers use poor materials for their equipment. The cage nets are cold-galvanized or painted, and they will break after 1-2 years. However, manufacturers of high-quality poultry breeding equipment use hot-dip galvanized cage nets or imported materials, which have been used for more than ten years without problems. In this way, the cost sharing of the equipment has a great impact on the benefit.

3. Different equipment saves different labor

As we all know, with the increasing cost of manpower, farming, a social activity that once required a lot of manpower, has now been replaced by machines and very few people. Now large chicken farms basically use automated chicken breeding equipment. Automated chicken raising can save a lot of manpower, reduce the staff of the chicken farm, and improve the efficiency of feeding.

The most obvious advantage of using automated chicken raising equipment is that it saves farmers' labor costs. By using automated chicken raising equipment, farmers can reduce manual employment. In the past, it might take a dozen people to raise 50,000 chickens, but after using automated equipment, only 1-2 people are needed.



The difference between flat broiler cages and battery broiler cages

As the chicken industry continues to expand, broiler farmers are also increasing. The number of suppliers that produce broiler cages is also increasing, but for stepped broiler cages, suppliers are still in a relatively small number of stages. The reason is that the stepped broiler cages occupies a larger area than the cascaded cages, the development is not mature, and there are fewer application cases. Therefore, in the broiler breeding industry, battery broiler farming cages are still more popular.

Compared with horizontal broiler cages, battery broiler farming cages have the following advantages:

1. Laminated broiler cages are fully hot-dip galvanized, corrosion-resistant, and have a service life of more than 20 years.
2. Q235 material, large flexibility, not easy to bend.
3. High-density breeding saves land, which is about 70% less land than stepwise.
4. Centralized management to save energy and resources. The stacked broiler cage adopts advanced ventilation system, lighting system and automatic control system to fully save energy consumption and improve labor productivity.
5. Save space and increase the stocking density to more than 60 per square meter.
6. The unique cage door design effectively prevents the chickens from shaking their heads and wasting feed when they eat.
7. Laminated broiler cages use conveyor belts to remove manure to dry the chicken manure into granules, reduce environmental pollution, and have a high recycling rate of chicken manure.
8. Ecological and environmentally friendly, it is an ideal breeding equipment for green chickens and environmentally friendly egg products.

With the systematization and centralization of the aquaculture industry, more and more small farmers have begun to use poultry cages system in Uganda to raise chickens. Although it seems that the temporary investment has increased, the income in the later period has also increased a lot.


Precautions for broiler breeding equipment!

Due to the development of broiler genetic breeding technology and the continuous improvement of broiler breeders' feeding technology, broiler breeding has increasingly become an important means for farmers to make a fortune. Broiler farming needs to be simple. For example, plastic greenhouses with small capital investment can be used for broiler farming, so the use of water, electricity and medicine should be reasonable. And all kinds of broiler breeding equipment should pay attention to maintenance to extend its service life, reduce unnecessary waste and reduce the cost of chicken breeding, thereby increasing the economic benefits of broiler breeding.





What should be paid attention to in broiler battery cage system?

1. Density

The density of broiler farming should not be too high, generally according to two-thirds of the actual farming amount.

2. Management

For broilers aged 5-9 days, 12-15 days, and 20-24 days, measures to improve immunity should be taken, and the infection of broiler bursal disease should also be controlled.

3. Expand the group

In the process of raising broilers, attention should be paid to expanding the group in time to ensure the freshness of the air in the chicken house.

4. Temperature

The editor suggests that broiler farmers can take the method of high temperature brooding, because high temperature is conducive to the absorption of the yolk of the young chickens to increase the maternal antibody, and the later
chickens are not prone to illness.

5. Drug addition

Drugs can be added when feeding broilers, which can effectively prevent the occurrence of certain diseases.

6. Light

Since the eyesight of the chicks is weak and the strong light is conducive to the feeding of the chicks, it is necessary to brood the chicks with strong light.

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