Nowadays, many large-scale poultry farmers choose to use automated chicken farm equipment for large-scale chicken raising. Because the automated chicken farm equipment can achieve battery feeding, it has the advantages of easy to manage, efficient and so on. However, automatic chicken farm equipment and flat breeding are very different in farming chickens. Therefore, when changing the way of raising chickens, farmers should pay attention to changing the feeding points. Let me talk about some feeding points in automated chicken farm equipment.
Generally, for the breeding of chicks, the farmers are either flat feeding or netted feeding. Therefore, when the chicks are transferred to chicken farm equipment, the chicks can not adapt to chicken farm equipment, which will make the chicks feel strange, so there will always be some stress reaction. In severe cases, it will affect the growth of the whole group. Therefore, farmers should pay attention to the following items when putting chicks into chicken farm equipment:
1.When transferring the chicks to the automatic chicken farm equipment, the farmers can change to the free drinking water and free feeding 2 to 3 days before entering the cage. It is recommended that farmers can add 0.01% to 0.02% erythromycin to the feed, add 0.01% to 0.02% vitamins and 5% to 8% glucose in the drinking water. And, if you wang to reduce the stress reaction of chicks, you need to provide water but none feed to chicks 2-4 hours before entering the cage.
2. Different to broilers, laying hens need to be kept separately. Therefore, transfer of chickens to chicken farm equipment early, so that chickens have sufficient time to adapt to the new environment before starting to laying eggs. I suggest that farmers should transfer the chickens to chicken farm equipment when chickens 110-120 days old, at this time, all organs in the laying hens are developing fast, especially the reproductive organs is at the peak period. If postponement, will increase the stress response and affect production of eggs in the future.
3. Before the chickens are transferred to the chicken farm equipment, the farmers should pay more attention to the spirits, feed intake, and feces of the chickens. If any chickens unusual, then unusual chicken can not be transferred to chicken farm equipment. If these unusual chickens have therapeutic value and can be treated separately. Once they are healthy, they can be transferred to the chicken farm equipment again.
4, Pay attention to control the temperature of the chicken house. Livi chicken farm equipment has the temperature Control System, can control the temperature within 10～20℃. Transfer chickens to chicken farm equipment in this temperature will make chickens feel comfortable and won’t affect chicken’s healthy.
5. After transferring the chickens to the chicken farm equipment. Within the first week, farmers also need to add antibiotics and vitamins in chicken’s water and feed. At the same time, keep the bottom of the cage flat for about 1 week.
6.When the chickens are transferred to the chicken farm equipment, the farmers should know that strange chickens will fight each other after they enter the chicken farm equipment. This phenomenon will last for more than a month and then they will establish a new neighbor relationship. Therefore, when transferring chickens to the chicken farm equipment, farmers should try to avoid mixed groups.
As the best chicken farm equipment supplier and manufacturer, I told the farmers about some of the precautions for automated chicken farm equipment in the above article. Probably including how to reduce the stress response of chickens and avoid affecting the economic benefits of farmers.