Layer Chicken Farms - Poultry Farming Strategies of Layers and Broilers
Until now, the chicken industry is still deeply loved by farmers. There are more and more farmers using modern equipment to raise chickens, so let's take a look at its characteristics.

  • Reduce manpower and reduce breeding costs. Use automatic layer cages to raise chickens. All equipment can work automatically. In this way, the farmers can save labor costs. The use of mechanized equipment increases labor productivity and reduces labor costs.
  • The automatic egg collection system can collect eggs efficiently. Its use will not only reduce the breakage rate of eggs, but also reduce labor costs.

  • It is easy to manage and reduce the risk of breeding. The use of automatic chicken farming equipment can ensure the environment of the chicken house. For example: automatic manure removal system regularly cleans manure. The chicken manure is cleaned out in time to provide a good environment for the growth of chickens.
  • Conducive to disease prevention work. The use of modern equipment for breeding reduces the mobile contact of staff in the chicken coop, which is conducive to the prevention and control of chicken diseases.

First of all, chicken can obtain higher economic benefits. Self-made feeds: At present, the prices of commercial compound feeds produced by the feed processing sector are relatively high. Farmers may purchase full set of chicken In order to reduce costs, it is best for farmers and chicken farmers to feed their own chicken. Use local produce or self-cultivated food and other agricultural and sideline products for food preparation and try to be as comprehensive as possible.

Secondly, purchase of finished feed and then re-preparation: In order to spend less to feed, you can buy a lower price of compound feed. However, due to its poor quality, in order to ensure the nutritional needs of chicken, you can add some homemade soybean cake, cottonseed cake, peanut cake and so on. You can also purchase more fish meal, blood meal, bone meal, amino acid, and other additives, and feed it evenly with the feed.

Thirdly, as the season changes, the feed intake of chickens will also change. In summer and autumn, where the temperature is higher, the feed intake of the chicken is reduced, and the protein feed and amino acid content of the diet should be appropriately increased. When the winter chickens are in season, the food intake will increase, the protein feed and amino acids in the diet should be reduced appropriately, and the amount of roughage should be increased appropriately to save costs.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 02:34

What are the main points of the laying period?

Do you know how many days of hatching an egg can produce a chicken? When does the chicken grow to start laying eggs? What is the peak period of laying eggs? do we need to care something?

A fertilized egg usually hatches the chicken after 21 days, the duck egg is 28 days, the goose egg is 30~33 days, the pigeon egg is 18 days, the pearl egg is 26 days, and the fire egg is 27~28 days. It takes these stages for a chick to go from hatching to final elimination.

Chicken raising, especially laying hens, determines the length of the egg production period. Why should limit light and limit materials before? Because, at the stage of 43~126 days, if the light is not limited, the chicken will lay eggs in advance, resulting in a shortened egg production period of 3 to 5 months, causing serious losses.

So the peak of egg production is so important, what should farmers pay attention to?

In addition to daily management, pay more attention to the condition of laying hens. Usually, in addition to packing eggs in egg packing system, clear dung, feeding, cleaning, you should also observe the status of the laying hens, see if there are sick chickens, etc. In short, pay more attention. Laying hens must ensure that nutrition is kept up.

Reduce stress and maintain environmental sanitation. High-yielding laying hens are easily frightened, resulting in less food for laying hens and lower egg production rates.

The problem to be paid attention to in raising chickens in summer: the optimum temperature for chicken adaptation is 13 to 25 degrees, and the production is customarily used for 21 to 25 degrees. In the hot summer, the chickens are fed in the cool morning.


Automatic chicken cages are very popular in the breeding industry. Because it can improve economic efficiency. Many farmers do not understand how chicken cages can improve economic efficiency, so I will answer your questions today.


The cascading layer cage has a high feeding density. Adopt a multi-level rearing model. More chickens can be fed in a chicken house of the same area. Farmers rationally plan the breeding density, and the number of breeding houses can add chicken-raising benefits to the farmers.


Save feed. Chicken flocks live in a limited space for a long time. The chicken's range of motion is relatively small, so the amount of exercise will be relatively small. Laying hens consume less energy and require less feed and not too much. It can also make the feed well absorbed in the body. This also further improves the utilization rate of feed.


Reduce labor costs. The use of chicken cages to raise chickens not only increases the number of chickens but also reduces labor costs. Because chickens live in chicken cages. It is more convenient for farmers to carry out feeding management and observe the situation of chickens. If the farmer buys automatic chicken raising equipment, he can raise tens of thousands of chickens by himself.


Increase egg production in laying hens. Because the laying hens are kept in cages. It can well absorb the nutrients in the feed. Make it play a better production function and increase egg production. Add the benefits of laying hens to raise chickens for breeders. Comparing flat rearing can obtain higher benefits.


The above is the sharing of the outstanding suppliers of automatic chicken cages on how chicken cages can improve the economic benefits of farmers. In fact, there are many advantages of caged chickens. Farmers can obtain benefits as long as they use them reasonably.

In the process of raising chickens in automated layer cages, the comprehensiveness of feed nutrients is the basis for improving the high yield of layer hens. Sometimes the egg shell becomes thin and easy to break, and the color varies from light to dark. It means that the laying hens are lacking in calcium.


The first layer lacks calcium content in the feed. Farmers should know that calcium is an essential nutrient substance for laying hens to grow and lay eggs. It should be adjusted according to the growth of the laying hens and the laying situation. Therefore, farmers should pay attention to calcium supplementation for laying hens.



The nutrients of calcium and phosphorus in the feed are not balanced. Farmers should pay attention to whether the nutrients in the breeding are balanced. Too much phosphorus will affect the absorption of calcium. Calcium and phosphorus affect the strength of the eggshell.


Long-term cage breeding and lack of light: Most farmers now use the method of raising chickens in layer cages to raise layer hens. Most of the chicken houses are closed, so the layer chickens cannot get effective light. Farmers need to purchase lighting equipment for artificial lighting. But if the farmers do not perform the proper order, it will affect the absorption of calcium in the laying hens. At the same time, when the supplemented concentrate calcium is less, there will be a lack of calcium.


The above are the several reasons why layer cage manufacturers have summarized the calcium deficiency of layers for farmers. I hope that the above description can bring some help to farmers.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 09:11

Light management of chicken flocks

Light is an important environmental factor affecting chickens. It is necessary to know that suitable light can stimulate the secretion of sex hormones in hens, enhance the activity of ovaries and fallopian tubes, accelerate the formation and discharge of eggs, and the development of fallopian tubes, thereby improving the production capacity of hens. We should pay attention to these techniques when using chicken poultry cage equipment to raise chickens.


Do not reduce the lighting time during the laying period. The first time of adding light is 18 to 19 weeks old, and the light is generally started by the standard weight of 18 weeks old. For example, the standard weight of 18 weeks of age is 1.55 kilograms, that is, the light stimulation is started with the weight of 1.55 kilograms, but no later than the end of 19 weeks. The addition period is determined according to the weight of the chicken group, and it is generally preferred once a week. The time for adding light shall not exceed 1 hour, and the period of addition shall not be more than twice a week, nor less than two weeks. According to the light cycle to determine the duration of the light, generally the first two light stimulation is better, if the light is applied once a week, it is recommended to add light for the first two times, and then increase by half an hour every week until 14~16 hours; If you add twice a week, split the one-week addition time into two. The peak lighting time must not be less than 15 hours. The upper limit of the illumination time is 16 hours, and constant illumination is applied when the upper limit is reached.


Be sure to consider the consumption and increase of the flock before adding light. The increase in illumination is mainly due to the fact that the chicken population does not meet the standard and needs to stimulate the flock to feed, thereby increasing the weight of the chicken population. Lighting management must take into account the effects of natural light length and seasonal factors to develop a reasonable lighting program. When supplementing the light, the power supply should be stable, and the floor area should be about 3 watts per square meter.




Brooding period. Both chicks and broiler chickens are in a growing period. At this stage, light management should promote the healthy growth of chicks and have a high survival rate, but prevent hens from reaching sexual maturity prematurely. Chicks can grow well under low light intensity, but in order to make them eat and drink as early as possible, the first week of light can reach 12 hours per day, and the light intensity can be larger.


Breeding period (7-20 weeks old). The main purpose of light management is to control growth and development, and to achieve sexual maturity at the appropriate age. Premature sexual maturity, not only the egg weight is small at the time of opening, but also due to insufficient maturity, it will be discontinued shortly after the start of production, and then it will not be stable and high yield. From the stage of young chicks to 10 weeks of age, the length of light duration does not have much effect on sexual maturity, while the age of 10-18 weeks is critical.period. The lighting time is short during this time. Chickens raised in closed houses are completely artificially illuminated, and the duration and intensity of light can be controlled.


Laying period. The principle of light management during laying period is to enable hens to start production and reach a peak at the right time, giving full play to their egg production potential. Therefore, the illumination time should be long, and it should not be gradually shortened, and the illumination intensity should not be weakened. During the laying period, it is generally used with increasing or constant illumination, but not less than 14 to 17 hours of light per day. Laying hens are very sensitive to light hours. Generally, they start from 21 weeks of age, and give chickens 13 to 14 hours a day. After that, they increase by 30 minutes per week and increase to 17 hours to maintain the peak of egg production.


After determining the addition period, do not change it at will. In the process of adding light, if there is a large difference between the actual body weight and the standard body weight, the lightening interval can be appropriately extended, but it must not be longer than two weeks at the latest. From the beginning of the light to the peak of the egg production, it is generally better to stimulate it continuously for more than eight times. The light intensity should not be arbitrarily changed during the addition of light, which has an effect on the growth and development of the chicken in the automatic poultry farming cage.



The high temperature in summer will affect the laying rate of laying hens to varying degrees. Here are some practical methods to ensure the high yield and stable production of laying hens raised in automatic chicken battery cage density through the summer.

Implement strict sanitation and disinfection measures

Summer spray disinfection can not only kill germs and purify the air in the house, but also lower the temperature of the house. It should be carried out at 10 am and 3 pm, but attention should be paid to the spray speed and the height should be appropriate. The spray diameter should be moderate. The disinfectant used must be efficient, non-toxic and side-effects, strong adhesion, and low irritating odor. So as not to induce respiratory diseases in chickens. Cause unnecessary losses.

Protect the chicken's own cooling and heatstroke prevention behavior

In order to adapt to hot weather conditions. Chickens often have some instinctive behaviors. If you open your mouth to breathe in order to dissipate heat, spread your wings. Increasing the contact area between the epidermis and the air and facilitating conduction and heat dissipation are all instinctive responses of chickens to adapt to high temperatures. Should be protected.

Use automatic ventilation system

When the temperature exceeds 30°C. The ceiling fan can be turned on to cool down the open type chicken house, and the closed type chicken house can adopt the longitudinal ventilation method to cool down. That is, an energy air outlet is set at the front door of the chicken house, and an exhaust outlet is set at the back door. A certain number of high-power exhaust fans are reasonably and evenly set up according to the size of the chicken house, and the west side windows are closed when the wind is active to prevent hot air from being injected. After the fan is turned on, the discharge of dirty air in the house and the injection of outdoor fresh air can be accelerated, effectively reducing the temperature of the house.


1. Medium-scale chicken farms will become mainstream

At present, the long-term "small-scale and large-group" breeding in the layer industry has made disease control in areas with dense layer production become the biggest factor affecting the development of the industry. In the next 5-10 years, chicken farms with a stock of 50,000 to 500,000 layers will become the main source of eggs in the future, and chicken farms with a stock of less than 10,000 will gradually withdraw from the layer breeding industry.

2. Intelligent breeding

With the development of the poultry breeding equipment manufacturing industry and the integration of breeding equipment from countries around the world in the past two years, competition in the breeding equipment industry has become increasingly fierce. The relative investment of breeding equipment in the entire breeding process is constantly decreasing, which has made automated chicken coops popular all over the world. Coupled with the continuous increase in labor costs and management costs, farmers are actively developing in the direction of appropriate scale, standardization, automation, and intelligent breeding. "Man manages machines and machines raise chickens" will become more and more common, and intelligence will inevitably become the industry's choice in the future.

3. Industrial integration

With the scale and modern development of the layer industry, the integrated operation model has gradually been accepted by the majority of chicken farmers. The formation of a completed industrial chain will be very benign to the development of the entire industry. There are specializations in the technical industry, and professional people do professional things. The operation model from breeding-breeding chickens-feed-equipment-animal protection services-brand eggs-egg processing-out of the chicken industrial park is a good model for building a complete industrial chain.

Therefore, it can be seen that the use of automated poultry farming equipment to raise chickens is the general trend.