Farmers know that chickens are afraid of moisture. They like to live in a dry environment. In summer, rainstorms are prone to cause high humidity in the air. If the poultry chicken cages are not well ventilated, it is easy to cause mildew of feed and litter. This will be conducive to the multiplication of a variety of pathogens and make chickens sick. Therefore, feeding and management must be particularly meticulous. In general, the following points must be noted:
Replace the litter in time. Days of overcast and rain caused prolonged dampness. Make the litter in the chicken house damp and moldy, and then it is easy to cause the chickens to get sick.
The rain causes high humidity in the chicken house and the air is dirty. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen the ventilation of the chicken house. Use exhaust fans to exhaust the dirty and harmful gases in the chicken house.
Feed less frequently. Feed the feed reasonably and try to eat the feed that was fed at the same time, so as to prevent the feed from being contaminated by mud and rainwater in the trough. Leftover materials should also be removed in time to ensure cleanliness and hygiene.
Control the amount of water you drink. Excessive humidity in the chicken house in rainy weather can easily inhibit the water metabolism of the chicken body. If the chicken drinks too much water, it is easy to cause enteritis. As a result, the chicken flock is diarrhea, and the humidity in the chicken house is continuously increased, which causes the disease to spread. Therefore, in the rainy season, the water consumption of chickens should be properly controlled, and the water should be changed frequently to avoid infection after the chickens drink dirty water.
The above is what chicken farmers should do in heavy rain. Farmers who want to better raise chickens can use automatic poultry cage equipment. Its supporting automatic battery cage system can make farmers more worry-free and better management, like encountering extreme weather.