Chicken equipment includes: heating equipment, ventilation equipment, water supply equipment, feeding equipment, egg collection equipment, cleaning equipment, cages, lighting equipment, and so on.
The manure pump, the manure machine, the chicken farming equipment are of a quality and do not match, and the equipment for raising chicks, broiler chickens and laying hens is required to have specifications and proportions. The equipment should be matched to facilitate the normal growth and development of the flock and reasonable turnover, and fully utilize the utilization rate and operation rate of the equipment, so that the depreciation charge allocated to each hen or per kilogram of eggs is more reasonable, thus reducing Cost of production.
However, the proportion of brooding, brooding and laying hens in many chicken farmers is out of balance and is not satisfactory. The feeding area is often too small, the stocking density is too large, and the feed and drinking water tanks are not enough. It can be said that this is a common problem common to chicken farmers and one of the important factors affecting the economic benefits of laying hens. There are also some chicken farmers who raise more chickens, use less houses or have no extra houses to support the chickens. Prematurely raising the chickens in cages is not good for the growth and development of the young birds, and ultimately affects the laying performance of the hens. The laying hens are harvested after the hens are opened.
Nowadays, the laying hens are mostly caged, and the chicken cages are indispensable equipment. The chicken farmers generally pay more attention to them. However, the lack of identification of the quality of the chicken cage tends to be low-priced when purchased. Cage is the place where hens live, produce and sleep. The quality of the cage should not be neglected. The quality of the cage bottom, the width and slope of the cage are especially important. The author once witnessed the difference in the quality of chicken cages from two manufacturers in the same chicken farm, resulting in significant differences in egg production, number of dead hunters and egg breaking rates. Another notable and more common problem is not to pack chickens in cages. When the survival rate of brooding is high, the number of surviving hens exceeds the number of budget tranches, or the hens who are underweight are reluctant to retire. In this case, they are often over-loaded. According to statistics, when the number of cages per cage increased to 5, 22.5% of hens died before 305 days of age. According to the statistics of the production reports accumulated by the author for many years, the flocking rate exceeds the prescribed standard, and the egg production rate is 5% to 15% lower than that of the normal flock.