Thursday, 09 July 2020 08:11

Temperature and humidity control of breeding equipment chick house

Battery cage for broilers

(1) Suitable temperature for laying chickens in laying hen breeding equipment: brooding temperature of egg chicks: 35-33°C for 1-2 days, 33-32°C for 3-7 days, then decrease by 2 to 3°C every week, From 5 to 6 weeks old, about 21 to 18 ℃. Whether the supplied temperature is appropriate, in addition to the thermometer, the behavior of the chicks should also be observed. Chicks are more sensitive to cold and warm, so pay special attention to prevent the temperature from rising and falling, and make every effort to maintain a balanced temperature. When mastering the temperature, the temperature will be higher at night or in rainy or snowy days; during the day, the chicks will be active and the weather will be warmer, and the temperature should be lower; the weak chicks should be higher, and the healthy chicks can be lower.




(2) Humidity suitable for laying chickens in layer breeding equipment: Humidity is closely related to water evaporation, body heat emission and cleanliness of the chicken house.


① When the temperature is high and the humidity is low, too much water is lost in the chicken, which may cause the chicks to dehydrate. In addition, due to the dryness caused by the dust in the house, it is easy to induce respiratory diseases.


②When the temperature is low and the humidity is high, the house is cold and humid, and the chicks are prone to catch colds, causing litter to be wet, and gastrointestinal diseases and coccidiosis occur.


③When the temperature is high and the humidity is low, the heat in the chicks is not easy to radiate normally in poultry farming equipment, stuffiness, decreased appetite, slow growth and weakened resistance.


It is better to keep the hen house of laying hen breeding equipment dry to prevent bacterial propagation and infection, but the relative humidity should not be lower than 40%. Appropriate relative humidity: 60% -65% before 10 days old, 50%-60% after 10 days old. When the humidity is insufficient, you can sprinkle water on the corridor, floor, surrounding walls or flue in the house, or you can put a water basin on the heat source to evaporate water vapor to increase the humidity in the house; when the humidity is too high, you can lay a moisture-proof layer on the floor of the chicken house , Appropriately raise the temperature in the chicken house, strengthen ventilation and ventilation, change the litter in the chicken house, remove the wet feces and litter in the house in time, and prevent the drinking fountain from leaking.