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How to increase the egg production of layers in hot summer?

Views: 2023     Author: LONGMU     Publish Time: 2023-07-07      Origin: LONGMU


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In summer, high-temperature weather requires attention to cooling down the heat for chickens. The skin of chickens has no sweat glands, and the whole body is covered with feathers, so chickens are not resistant to high temperatures, and are particularly prone to reduced egg production. Everyone will find it difficult to raise chickens in summer. In fact, as long as the environmental management is done well, a comfortable environment, and a nutritionally balanced diet are provided for the chickens, the phenomenon of "resting" of layer can be avoided, and more eggs can continue to be produced.


Heatstroke prevention and cooling

The hot summer weather reduces the feed intake of chickens, which affects the laying performance of layer and directly affects the breeding efficiency of chicken farms. Here are a few ways to raise layer in summer to prevent heatstroke and cool down:

1. Greening and cooling:

Plant vines such as ivy around the chicken house and let them climb the walls and roof of the chicken house, which can not only block the strong sunlight but also reduce the temperature of the chicken house due to the airflow between the leaves and the wall.

2. Water curtain cooling:

The cooling pad is to use the negative pressure system of the fan to cooperate with the cooling pad to artificially reproduce the physical process of water evaporation and cooling in nature, which can make the air in the chicken house fresh and the temperature suitable.

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3. Ventilation fan cooling:

Install a certain number of fans at a certain distance in the chicken house. When the temperature in the house rises, the fans can be turned on. But if the noise is too loud, it can cause stress to the chickens.

4. Spray cooling:

The cooling effect of spraying in the chicken house is obvious, but it is easy to increase the humidity, so it should not be used in places with high temperatures and high humidity.

5. Heat insulation layer cooling:

Build an insulation layer on the roof and walls of the chicken house to reduce the solar radiation heat entering the house. You can also set up a sunshade net or awning outside the chicken house to prevent direct sunlight.

6. Improve the cooling of the environment inside and outside the chicken house:

Adhere to the removal of feces every day to reduce the heat production of feces in the chicken house; improve ventilation conditions, increase the area of vents and roof skylights; do a good job of greening the environment around the chicken house to reduce radiant heat, absorb carbon dioxide, and purify the air.

7. Drug cooling:

Specific drug use needs to consult a local veterinarian.

Strengthen feeding management

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1. Ensure clean drinking water for the chickens, add heatstroke prevention and anti-stress drugs to the drinking water, and rinse the water pipe with a clean water line for a month to ensure that the water line is clean and smooth, and prevent harmful microorganisms from entering the water Propagation and propagation in tubes, as well as the lack of water in summer, lead to a decrease in egg production.

2. Enhancing nutrient concentration: Experiments have proved that when the ambient temperature exceeds 25°C, chickens will reduce their own heat production by reducing energy feed intake, resulting in insufficient nutrient intake, resulting in a decline in egg production performance, so we need Feed a compound diet with a higher nutrient concentration. However, it should be noted that we should reduce the proportion of energy feed in animals and increase the proportion of protein feed, so as not to cause higher heat production in chickens by energy feed.

3. Feed at the right time and increase the frequency of feeding: the temperature is relatively low in the morning and evening in summer. At this time, the laying hens have a higher appetite and a correspondingly larger feed intake. You can adjust the feeding time and feed once each. Before turning off the lights at night.

Supply fresh, clean, and cold water throughout the day

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The water consumption of laying hens in high-temperature weather is about 3 to 4 times the feed intake. It is necessary to ensure that the chickens can drink clean and pollution-free cold water throughout the day (the water temperature is preferably around 10°C). On dog days, it is best to change the water every 2 hours. Turn on the light for 30-60 minutes at night, and let the chicken drink water to cool down. It can be added to the drinking water to improve the anti-stress response of laying hens, thereby alleviating.

Strengthen the ventilation of the chicken house

Lowering the temperature in the house and ventilation is a treasure. No medicine can replace it. Poor ventilation is the root of all diseases. Enhanced ventilation can not only provide sufficient oxygen to the chickens but also expel harmful gases from the house. Thereby reducing the chance of occurrence of respiratory diseases.

6. Add vitamins

Adding enough vitamins to the feed, especially vitamin C and vitamin E, can not only prevent vitamin deficiency caused by the destruction of vitamins in the feed due to high temperature, but also vitamin C can greatly improve the anti-stress ability of the chicken body, vitamin E It helps chickens to achieve the best immune function and improve the resistance of chickens.

Keep the feed fresh, and make sure that the feed fed to the chickens every day is fresh and not spoiled.

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