Precautions for using layer cages to raise chickens with light

Farmers should pay attention. In the process of using layer cages to raise chickens, it is necessary to know the light requirements of the layer hens. The use of natural light often fails to achieve good results. So sometimes lighting equipment is used. What are the precautions for using layer chicken cages to raise chickens?

1. The light should be stable: Generally, the time when the farmers choose to compensate for the light for the laying hens starts from the 19th week of the laying hens, and the time when starting to set the light time should be added slowly from short to long, and added every week. Half an hour is appropriate. Farmers should pay attention to when the light is added to the 16 hours a day, they should maintain a stable light, and then the daily light cannot be long and short. A good way is to make up for the light every day sooner or later.



2. The intensity should be appropriate: farmers should pay attention to the light intensity of the lighting equipment. For normal laying hens, the required light intensity is generally 2.7 watts. Regarding the chickens on the bottom layer, it is easy to not feel the light, so when setting the light intensity, it should be increased, generally 3.3 to 3.5 watts per square meter.

3. The illumination should be uniform: farmers should pay attention to the installation of lighting equipment. The bulbs in the chicken coops of the farmers should be 40-60 watts, and the height of the lights should generally be set to about 2 meters, each bulb The distance between them is recommended to be about 3 meters. Scrub the bulbs once a week to keep the proper brightness in the chicken house.

4. Red light should be used: There are many light colors of the lighting equipment, and farmers should pay attention to the difference in the light color of the lighting equipment when choosing. When other conditions are the same, the egg production rate of hens raised under red light is higher than that of hens under other colors of light. Therefore, the editor recommends that farmers choose red light lighting equipment.