Thursday, 10 January 2019 06:38

Four key points for raising chicken to supplement light

In the process of raising chickens in laying hens, the farmers know that the hens need reasonable illumination, and the natural light often does not achieve good results. Therefore, when the chickens are illuminated, they need to use artificial lighting equipment for artificial replenishment. Reasonable illumination is beneficial to the growth and production performance of laying hens, so it is a very important task. The author reminds farmers to pay attention to the following four points in addition to the time to light and the number of lighting equipment:


1. The chicken farming equipment illumination should be stable: the time for the average farmer to choose to supplement the light for the laying hens starts from the age of 19 weeks. When the light setting time is set, the light should be slowly increased from short to long, increasing by half an hour every week. It is appropriate. Farmers should pay attention to the fact that when the light is increased to 16 hours a day, it should be kept in stable light, and then the daily light can not be long and short. The best way is to add light every morning and evening.



2. The intensity should be suitable: the 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, but the multi-layer culture mode of the egg cage culture, so the bottom layer The flocks are not easy to feel the light, so it should be improved when setting the light intensity, generally 3.3 to 3.5 watts per square meter.


3. The illuminance should be uniform: the farmers should pay attention when installing the lighting equipment. We suggested that the bulbs installed in the chicken houses of the farmers should be 40 to 60 watts, and then the height of the lamps should be set at about 2 meters. The distance between the bulbs is recommended to be about 3 meters. In addition, the farmer should pay attention to the fact that if your house needs to install more than two rows of bulbs, you should cross them so that the light is even, the distance between the wall and the wall. Should be half of the bulb spacing, should also pay attention to replace the broken bulb at any time, wipe the bulb once a week to maintain the proper brightness in the house.


4. It is advisable to use red light: there are many kinds of light colors in the lighting equipment. Farmers should pay attention to the different light colors of the lighting equipment when they choose, and the wavelengths are different. Tests have shown that hens under red light have higher egg production rates than hens under other light conditions when other conditions are the same, so it is recommended that farmers choose red light equipment.