Nowadays, we generally use layer chicken cages to raise laying hens, which can provide laying hens with a relatively healthy and safe production environment, thereby improving the laying capacity of laying hens. The use of layer chicken cages can also reduce the spread and infection of diseases and play a role in facilitating management. When transferring the laying hens into the layer chicken cage, it must be operated correctly. If the operation is wrong, the production of the laying hens will be affected. So what problems should we pay attention to when laying hens in cages? Let’s find out together.
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Age of transferring laying hens into layer chicken cage
The appropriate age of transferring laying hens into layer chicken cage is generally between thirteen weeks and eighteen weeks, which can well ensure that the weight of young laying hens is under normal standards, and at the same time, it can be used during the breeding process to increase its egg production rate. What we should pay attention to is that the late cage loading time should not be later than 20 weeks, and in the case that the chickens grow well, we can also continue to transfer laying hens into the layer chicken cage when they are 60 days old. When filling the cages, we also need to group and fill the cages in batches according to the different growth conditions of the laying hens.
Facilities and equipment of layer chicken cage
After the laying hen is put into layer chicken cage, we still have to ensure its original growth environment, otherwise it will also affect its growth and production. We need to be equipped with the corresponding breeding equipment and install various breeding facilities before placing the cages; in addition, these facilities and equipment must be strictly overhauled and replaced to avoid problems in the later breeding process.
Catch chickens scientifically
When putting laying hens into layer chicken cages, we must be scientific, the movement should not be too large, and the hands and feet must be light, and the force must not be too strong. The production impact is very large. In chickens that are generally stressed, their appetite will be reduced, and then they will gradually weaken, seriously affecting the health of the flock.
Reduce the incidence rate of laying hens
The operation of laying hens must be correct when putting them into layer chicken cages, and after transferring laying hens into the layer chicken cages, we must pay attention to the change of temperature difference, and control the temperature reasonably. Generally, farmers put laying hens into layer chicken cages at night, and feeding is improved after laying hens are in the layer chicken cages, and nutrient-balanced feed is reasonably configured, and chemical control is carried out scientifically, which can prevent the occurrence of some diseases and improve the quality of laying hens.
Prevention and control of parasites
In order to ensure the health of laying hens and later production, we need to deworm them. Especially when the laying hens are 60 days old and 120 days old, which is when we transfer chicken into layer chicken cages. Then, when packing the cage, we must feed the deworming medicine according to the scientific instructions for the prevention and control of parasites.
Keep the chicken flock relatively stable
Keeping the chicken flock relatively stable is actually very simple, that is, as far as possible, put the chicken flocks in the same shed into the same layer chicken cages. Under normal circumstances, when unfamiliar chickens enter a new environment, there will be scrambles for food, water, and positions, which have a great impact on the production of laying hens, so this situation must be avoided.
The above points are just to share with you about the issues that you should pay attention to when putting laying hens into layer chicken cages. I hope you will pay attention to them. Although these are small events, they have a great impact on the growth and development of laying hens and the egg production rate.