Chicken cage equipment disinfection precautions
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Chicken cage is the main chicken raising method in the chicken industry today. It can raise the number of chickens for farmers, achieve intensive farming, and facilitate management. Chicken battery cages have a long life span, and the longer the cages are used, the more dirt and bacteria are on the cages. In order to ensure the healthy environment of the flock, the farmers should regularly do the disinfection of the chicken cage to ensure the hygienic environment of the chicken cages and the chicken coop. The following authors will share some of the points of disinfection of poultry farming equipment cages to farmers.
1. Eliminate dirt: There are many dirt on the chicken cage, including residual feces, dust, feathers, spider webs, dirty litter and so on. These contaminants can prevent the disinfectant from coming into contact with the bacteria. If it is not clear, direct disinfection will reduce the disinfection efficacy. Therefore, the farmer must remove the chicken cage and the dirt in the chicken house before spraying the disinfectant. It is recommended that the farmer first remove the solid dirt with an iron brush, then rinse it with water. After drying, spray the disinfectant solution.
2. The dosage is sufficient: the disinfectant drugs need to be prepared, so the farmers must prepare according to the specified concentration when preparing the disinfectant, and can not increase or decrease arbitrarily, so as to prevent the disinfectant from playing a good effect. In addition, farmers should pay attention to the chicken house and chicken cage equipment to be fully dry before they can be disinfected. If the drying is not complete or sprayed immediately after rinsing, the residual moisture will dilute the disinfectant solution and will also affect the drug penetration.
3. Appropriate time: Disinfecting drugs can not be effective immediately, so the farmers must have sufficient time for disinfection, and different disinfectant characteristics are different, so the disinfection effect and time requirements are also inconsistent. If fumigation is carried out, it is recommended that the farmer must fumigate the house for 8 to 10 hours, and after fumigation, leave at least one week of vacancy; if the farmer chooses to use bleach to disinfect the drinking water, it only takes 30 minutes. If the farmer chooses to use peracetic acid spray disinfection, it usually takes 10-20 minutes; when using lime milk for fecal disinfection, the contact time between the lime milk and the feces should be at least 2 hours.
4. The temperature and humidity of the chicken house should be suitable: temperature and humidity will directly affect the disinfection effect, especially for fumigation. The level of humidity will affect the disinfection effect and even lead to disinfection failure. When the relative humidity of the house is below 60%, the bactericidal power of the disinfectant is relatively strong. When the humidity in the house reaches 80% to 90%, the bactericidal power of the disinfectant will drop by 30% to 40%.
The above are some of the main points and precautions that the author introduced for the farmers to disinfect the poultry battery cages. It is hoped that farmers can pay more attention, rationally choose disinfection methods, and correctly implement disinfection steps, so that disinfecting drugs can play a good role, killing pathogenic microorganisms in chicken houses and chicken cages, and ensuring healthy growth and production of chickens.