Chicken Farming Information for Chicken Breeds

When raising laying hens, all farmers want to increase egg production. Therefore, automated poultry equipment manufacturers will teach you how to increase the egg production of the farm.

First of all, in the process of feeding with automatic layer raising equipment, especially for chickens in the laying period, an appropriate amount of vitamin C can be added to the feed they eat, which can effectively increase their egg production.



Secondly, when feeding chickens during the egg-laying period in summer, part of the feathers of the chickens can be removed regularly, so that the heat in the chickens can be fully volatilized, so that the food intake of the chickens can be effectively increased. This also increases the egg production of the flock. 

In addition, in the process of using the layer cage system for feeding, attention should be paid to the rationality of the light time. Generally, the laying hens in the laying period need to receive about 8 hours of care every day, which can effectively increase their egg production.

The above is the method to increase egg production. The automatic layer equipment manufacturer believes that in the process of feeding laying hens, the above content can be referred to, thereby increasing the egg production of the farm.

Farmers know in the process of raising chicks that it is necessary to cut the beaks of the chickens at the chick stage, so why should the beaks of the chicks be cut during the breeding process? What are the benefits of cutting the beaks of the chicks? The poultry equipment manufacturer came to tell the farmers about the importance of beak cutting for chicks and some precautions for beak cutting of chicks in the process of raising chickens with chicken equipment.


Why do chicks have to have their beaks cut off?

 The importance of beak cutting in chicks: In the process of daily feeding, if the beak cutting is not carried out in time, the flock is prone to pecking. Beak cutting is an effective measure to prevent chickens from pecking; and beak cutting can also prevent adult chickens. The long beak of the group leads to the phenomenon of wasting feed during feeding, preventing the waste of feed. Prevent all kinds of vices and reduce feed and waste. During the feeding process, due to the reasons such as too strong light, too high density, poor ventilation, insufficient feed nutrition, large group feeding, etc., the flocks will often have vicious habits (beak anus, toe pecking, feather pecking), which will cause serious damage to the flock. loss.



How to break the beak of the chicks in the process of raising chicks?

First of all, the farmer must first determine the time for the chicks to cut their beaks. Generally, the time for the chicks to cut their beaks will be carried out when the chicks are 7-10 days old. At this time, the stress response caused by the beak cutting is relatively small. After the first beak cutting, the second chicken beak cutting should be carried out according to the effect and production situation.

Beak trimming of chickens, to check the health of the flock, it can only be done in healthy conditions. If sick chickens and weak chickens are found, they should be picked out and raised separately, and then cut off after they recover.

In addition, chickens are generally not suitable for beak cutting during the immunization period or other stress conditions. The content of vitamins should be increased in the diet 3 days before and after beak trimming, and of course, vitamins can also be provided by drinking water. When the chicken is cut off the beak, it is necessary to prepare the drugs and utensils for disinfection and hemostasis, so that it can be applied along with it in case of an accident.

There are many tools and methods for beak cutting. It is better to use a special beak cutting device, such as a foot-operated beak cutting device, and an electric iron is used in some areas. The length of the cut beak is 1/2--2/3 of the upper beak and 1/3 of the lower beak. When cutting the beak, wait until the blade is burnt to maroon, hold the chicken with your hand, put your thumb against the back of the chicken's head, and press the index finger against the chicken's lower jaw and gently press the pharynx, so that the chicken's head cannot swing left and right, and at the same time make the chicken Tongue retracted. The beak cutting operation time is fast, and it usually ends within 1--2 seconds.

Beak cutting is to cut off parts of the chicken's upper and lower beaks with the help of a hot blade. Generally, a special beak breaker is used. The aperture of the beak breaker in the juvenile stage is 4.4 mm at 7 to 10 days old, and 4.8 mm at 7 to 10 days old. The method of breaking the beak is to grab the chicken leg with the left hand, hold the chicken with the right hand, put the right thumb on the top of the chicken's head, put the index finger on the swallow, apply a little pressure to make the chicken shrink the tongue, choose the appropriate aperture, and cut it 2 cm away from the nostril. . When burning, the blade is rolled around the cut surface of the beak to flatten the corners of the mouth, which can prevent the outer edge of the beak from regrowing.

The above is what the poultry equipment manufacturer told the farmers about why they need to cut the beak of the chicks in the process of raising chickens, as well as some points and precautions for the beak cutting of the chicks. I hope that the above description can bring the some help to the farmers. Thanks for your attention!

How to choose feed for raising chickens with automatic chicken raising equipment? The trend of modern chicken farming is an intensive farming model. Because the use of automatic chicken raising equipment can provide a comfortable growing environment for chickens. Make the flock grow and develop in a good environment. So what kind of feed is good for raising chickens? The automatic chicken raising equipment manufacturer will briefly introduce it.


The growth of laying hens can be divided into: chicks, rearing period, laying period, middle laying period and late laying period. The main points of feed adjustment at each stage are as follows:



1. Chicks: Farmers generally call 0-6 weeks old laying hens the brooding period. The obtained feed nutrients are mainly used for the rapid growth of muscles and bones. However, the digestive system is not well developed, and the feed intake is small. At the same time, the gizzard has poor ability to grind feed. Therefore, chicks have higher nutritional requirements. Feeds with high energy, high protein, low fiber content are required. And to supplement higher levels of minerals and vitamins. Raw materials such as corn, fish meal and soybean meal can be used when designing the formula.

2. Raised laying hens: 7-18 weeks of age for laying hens is the breeding period. At this stage, the growth and development of chickens are vigorous, and the weight growth rate is relatively stable. Digestive organs mature gradually, and bones grow faster than muscles. The requirements for nutrients such as energy and protein are relatively low. Some raw materials with high crude fiber such as bran, grass meal, etc. can be used to reduce the cost of feed. Late rearing is to limit weight gain. Farmers can choose to use bran, etc. to dilute the nutrient concentration of the feed. Farmers from 18 weeks of age to the start of production can choose calcium raw materials with relatively high concentrations for feeding to speed up the reserve of bone calcium.

3. Laying hens: The laying hens are in the laying period from 19 weeks of age to elimination. In the early stage of laying, the laying hens are generally at the age of 40 weeks after laying eggs or when the laying rate is from 5% to 70%. The requirement of crude protein for chickens increases with the increase of egg production rate. In addition, the formation of egg shells requires a large amount of calcium, so the demand for calcium increases. Nutritional indicators such as methionine, vitamins, and trace elements should also be appropriately increased to ensure adequate supply of nutrients, so as to ensure and prolong the peak laying period of laying hens, give full play to their production performance, and improve economic benefits for farmers. Use corn gluten meal and other fine feed ingredients to avoid affecting feeding.

In the mid-laying period, the laying hens are generally 40-60 weeks old or after the peak period when the laying rate is 80%-90%. The weight of laying hens at this stage generally does not increase. After the peak period, the laying rate of laying hens gradually increases. Decline, so the nutrition for the feed is lower than the peak. However, due to the increase in egg weight, farmers should not reduce the crude protein level in the feed too quickly, and should reduce the protein level slowly.

The late laying period is after 60 weeks of age or the laying rate drops below 70%, and the laying rate during this period continues to decline. Due to the increase of chicken age, the ability to digest and absorb nutrients in the feed decreases, and the quality of eggshells deteriorates. Therefore, farmers should appropriately increase the amount of mineral feed when adjusting the feed, which can improve the calcium level. In the later stage of egg production, with the decline of egg production, the energy requirements of laying hens are correspondingly reduced, and the energy level cannot be increased at will, so as not to make the chicken fatter and affect the production performance.


The above are the main points of feed adjustment for laying hens at different stages in the process of raising chickens and laying hens as described by the automatic chicken raising equipment manufacturers. I hope the above descriptions can help all farmers.

The cage breeding in the automatic poultry farming equipment is a mode of modern breeding layer hens. By using modern layer cages and other automatic poultry equipment, running a scientific and reasonable management mechanism, the production of layer hens will be of higher quality and more quantity.

  1. Easy to manage

Nowadays, the scale of layer farms is very large, and there are a lot of layer hens, so it is easy to manage by using chicken battery cages. Farmers can raise thousands of laying hens in chicken cages in large chicken farms. The sanitary cleaning is extremely convenient, and the daily management work is also easy to perform.

  1. The laying hens are in good physical condition

The method of cage breeding is convenient for farmers to treat the laying hens in time when they are sick, and the difficulty of treatment is greatly reduced. Therefore, cage breeding can ensure that the laying hens are in good physical condition.



  1. Convenient feeding and scientific feeding

Raising chicken in poultry cages for layer reduces the workload of farmers in raising layers and facilitates collective and efficient feeding. In addition, the scientific feeding mechanism is also easy to implement.

  1. Convenient egg collection and good preservation of eggs

One of the biggest advantages of poultry cages for laying hens is that the design of the cages has a certain degree of professionalism and pertinence. When a layer lays an egg, the egg will roll out of the cage along the slightly inclined bottom of the cage and enter the egg containment area of the cage for storage. Therefore, it can be collected in time and kept properly to avoid being pecked by the layer.

The above four points are the conveniences of automated poultry equipment shared by poultry equipment manufacturers in poultry farms. Farmers do not need to hire personnel to manage chicken coops, and the use of automated equipment helps farmers reduce breeding pressure.

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