Wednesday, 28 July 2021 09:40

What should farmers do after heavy rains and floods?

Summer is a season of sudden rains. Recently, some countries have been affected by typhoons and rains. These severe weather will cause some farms in many places to be flooded or even washed down, causing huge economic losses. So, what should farmers do after heavy rains and floods? Can the loss be minimized?

First of all, after the rainstorm, the chickens that died of illness and drowning were treated harmlessly. The reason is that most chickens are now kept in chicken battery cages, and the dead chickens carry a large number of pathogenic bacteria, which can easily be transmitted to other chickens and cause disease infection, causing greater losses to the chicken farm.

Do a good job of disinfection. Different disinfection treatment methods can be selected, such as physical disinfection and biological disinfection methods such as cleaning, scouring, scrubbing, sun exposure, incineration, accumulation and fermentation, and chemical disinfection. You can choose 10%-20% lime water, plant ash water, 2% caustic soda solution, 2%-5% peroxyacetic acid, compound phenol, and peroxacin for a full range of pig house disinfection treatment. In addition, clean up chicken manure in time, because chicken manure is easy to breed bacteria.

Make a surprise attack to prevent immunization. As the catastrophic floods can easily cause the epidemic of chicken diseases, common or rare diseases in previous years are likely to occur, so epidemic prevention measures need to be taken. It is best to choose appropriate immunization prevention based on the local epidemic situation of livestock and poultry diseases.

The above is what chicken farmers should do to chicken who lived in poultry battery cages after the flood. In the face of disasters, human beings are often small and helpless. Therefore, it is hoped that farmers can learn more protective measures to prevent problems before they occur.