Users of broiler chickens know that broilers grow very fast. In particular, the use of chicken cages to raise broiler chickens is much faster than in the past. It takes about 50 days to go out. The weight in a week of breeding is 3 to 4 times that of the newborn. Therefore, how to correctly do the brooding work of caged broilers a few days ago, so that the chicks have a good start, is of great significance to the production of broilers. The following authors will introduce several technical points for the management of early broilers using chicken battery cages.
First, to ensure comfortable environmental conditions: when broiler hatching, the chicks live in a relatively high temperature environment, so farmers should pay attention to prevent the chicks from dehydration, in the first week should carefully adjust the humidity of the house. Chicks can regulate their body temperature at about 1 week of age. Therefore, before the chicks arrive, the house should be pre-warmed and maintain a comfortable temperature and humidity.
In the first seven days of broiler breeding, the farmer should always check the temperature and relative humidity in the house, at least three times a day, and at least once a day after seven days. In order to more accurately detect the environment in which the chicks are located, the temperature probe should be as close as possible to the chicks, in addition to using a conventional thermometer to calibrate the electronic probe of the automatic control system.
At the same time, farmers should pay attention to the importance of air quality in the first week of chicks. By properly ventilating the air, the temperature and humidity are kept at an appropriate level, and harmful gases are discharged. A minimum ventilation program that provides fresh air and removes harmful gases should be developed from the outset. In addition, the use of circulating fans in the house also contributes to improved air quality.
Second, a reasonable layout: broilers grow very fast, so farmers should pay attention to seize all the growth opportunities, so that chicks to establish a healthy appetite with good feeding and drinking behavior as soon as possible. Therefore, farmers should try to make 1 day old chicks free to come into contact with feed and water. In order to reduce the stress on the chicks and ensure good early growth, the chicken house layout should be done before entering the chickens, and the drinking water and feeding equipment should be placed in a reasonable position in the chicken cage.
Third, disease prevention and control. Broilers are born and have relatively poor resistance, so farmers must not only manage feeding and environmental control. The prevention and treatment of diseases is also very important. The early farmers mainly control Salmonella and E. coli. The mortality rate is generally between 2% and 3%, accounting for about 30% of the total number of deaths in the whole period. In addition, farmers should enter from a normal, well-conditioned hatchery. If the disease is found to be timely, the drug should be appropriate. At the same time, should add some nutritional additives, such as glucose, electrolytes, multivitamins, etc., in order to improve the disease resistance of the chicks, generally 3-5 days can greatly reduce the mortality.
The above three points are the management technical points when using poultry farming equipment to raise chickens. I hope that the above description can help the farmers. If there are other questions or if you want to consult the equipment, the farmer can consult the technicians of the experienced poultry equipment suppliers.