Egg breeders are also highly productive in summer

Egg breeders are also highly productive in summer

In general, the high temperatures in the summer will affect the production of laying hens. If reasonable and effective feeding and management measures are taken, layer hens can also produce high yields in summer. These measures include the following aspects:

Summer cooling

The chicken's metabolism is strong, its feathers are thick, and it lacks sweat glands. It mainly relies on breathing and drinking to defecate to release heat. If the temperature in the house is too high, the release of heat from the chicken's body is hindered, the chicken's breathing is accelerated, the amount of drinking water is increased, and the appetite is reduced. After a long time, the egg production is reduced and the egg weight is reduced. At noon to prevent strong sunlight from directly hitting the body of the chicken, heatstroke prevention equipment must be provided in the stadium. Stereo caged chicken houses should be ventilated and ventilated frequently.

Reduce feeding density

For caged laying hens, 0.4 square meters per cage and 3 cages per cage are appropriate. For flat laying hens, 3 to 4 per square metre and 240 hens per group are appropriate.

Feeding rationally

Feeding hens in the summer should be concentrated on morning and evening cool. For flat chickens, the chickens should be released from the house in the morning and return to the house at sunset.

Increased dietary nutrition

During the hot season, as feed intake decreases, the intake of protein and other nutrients by chickens also decreases, which will directly affect the egg production of the flock. Production should be under the premise of ensuring nutrient requirements, and feed high-protein diets and supplement essential amino acids (especially methionine and lysine), and at the same time increase the energy level of the diet and appropriately adjust the levels of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins. Specific measures include the addition of 1% to 3% vegetable oils to increase energy levels; the increase in calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins depends on the reduction in the feed intake of chickens, which generally increases by 5% to 10%.

Ensure drinking water is clean

The water content of eggs is as high as 75%. The average daily drinking capacity of chickens ranges from 95 ml to 320 ml, and the amount of drinking water in summer is 3 times to 4 times that of winter. Therefore, to provide enough drinking fountains and sinks, provide plenty of cool water without interruption.

Do a good job of preventing and controlling diseases

In summer, chickens are prone to outbreaks of coccidiosis and tsutsugamushi disease. They should be treated with deworming drugs on time, and chickens should be given one-thousandth of potassium permanganate every 3 days to 5 days to prevent intestinal diseases. . In addition, natural anti-bacterial feeds can be reasonably added. For example, garlic is added to the feed of laying hens in a proportion of 1% to 2%, and the raw gypsum is ground into 0.3% of the total amount of feed. 1% mixed feeding, antipyretic anti-inflammatory, Qingwei fire effect, can effectively prevent the occurrence of heat stress.


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