Friday, 08 October 2021 08:54

How to treat and prevent chicken pecking disease in poultry breeding equipment

Chicken pecking disease is a very common phenomenon in large-scale breeding. Chicken pecking may occur due to improper feeding management, excessive density of chickens, improper feed combination, and lack of necessary nutrients for chickens. The main manifestations are: pecking the anus, pecking feathers, pecking eggs, pecking toes, pecking the head, etc. Once an individual appears, it is easy to infect the group, cause disability, and even cause death. And how to prevent and treat chicken pecking disease? Let’s talk about it today.


Prevent chicken pecking

  1. The chicken flock should not be too crowded, and the chicken house should be cleaned frequently. Raise them in groups, especially for individual chickens that like to pecking randomly. Isolate them and feed them separately. The temperature in the brooding room should be moderate to ensure that the young chickens have a spacious playground and can be fully exercised.
  2. Feed on time every day and provide enough drinking water for the chickens. The feed should not be too single to ensure the intake of amino acids, minerals and vitamins for the chickens.
  3. Pay attention to good ventilation in the house and reduce the harmful gas content in the chicken house.
  4. Control humidity to avoid crowding, irritability and increased pecking habit caused by environmental discomfort.
  5. Cut the beak, cut the toe, and cut the crown in time to improve the structure of the chicken cage.
  6. An egg-laying box is added to the hen house to prevent the occurrence of egg pecking and anal pecking.


Treatment method

  1. For chickens already suffering from pecking addiction and chickens that have been pecking, select and isolate them in time, and feed them separately. Prevent re-spreading and the spread of vices.
  2. Reasonably reduce and control the density of chicken raising, pay attention to the sanitation and regular disinfection of the chicken cages.
  3. For feather pecking caused by insufficient calcium sulfate in the feed, natural gypsum can be ground into powder and added to the feed, 0.5 to 3 grams per chicken per day. For the habit of pecking toes, anus pecking or wing pecking caused by lack of minerals or salt, add appropriate amount of salt to the grain feed for treatment. But it cannot be fed for a long time, otherwise salt poisoning is extremely prone to occur.

In addition, better automated breeding equipment can also effectively reduce the occurrence of the above situations. The 9HDJL series layer cage equipment independently developed by our company fully meets the biological habits of the chicken flock and largely avoids the risks of the above occurrences.


Automatic poultry chicken raising system manufacturers here to remind you: to raise chickens, they must implement scientific breeding methods, build a comfortable growth environment, provide better feeding feeds, and system standard personnel management to reduce the occurrence of various emergencies and ensure chickens. The healthy growth of the flock improves the economic benefits of the chicken farm.