In order to ensure that the laying rate of the laying hens during the laying period peaks, the farmers get a good economic benefit. This requires farmers to manage the laying hens before laying eggs. Today, we mainly introduce to the farmers, use the layer chicken cages to breed in the early stage of laying the laying hens, and should do a good job in the management of the chickens.
When using chicken battery cages to raise chickens, the chickens should be given a relatively stable living environment in the early stage of laying eggs, and at the same time, the nutrient requirements of the chickens should be met, and the calcium content in the chicken feed should be increased in time. The calcium content in chicken feed gradually increased from 2% at 18 weeks of age to 3.5%. After the chicken is opened, the weight of the chicken will increase in tandem with the egg production rate to maintain its long-term high yield. If the weight of the chicken grows slowly or stops growing, it will affect the laying rate of the laying hen. Therefore, farmers should always pay attention to the weight of the flock, as well as changes in egg production rate and egg weight.
It is also necessary for the farmers to pay attention to not changing the peak feeding period before the laying hens are 50 weeks old, and to implement the lighting system on time, and the time and intensity of the light cannot be arbitrarily reduced or added. For the newly-bred flocks, the peak flocks with an egg production rate of 50% or more are likely to cause inflammation of the fallopian tubes due to the rotation of the eggs in the fallopian tubes after the opening, so the fallopian tube inflammation is prevented at the time of administration.
The best house temperature for laying hens is 20 °C -25 °C, generally controlled in the range of 4 °C – 30 °C, and has little effect on egg production performance. At the stage of increasing egg production, remember not to change the feed or vaccinate to avoid stress on the flock.
In the summer, due to the impact of high temperature weather, the feed intake of the flock will decrease, which will directly affect the intake of various nutrients. Therefore, a high-concentration diet should be used at this stage. In the case of a compound feed, when methionine, lysine, or arginine is sufficient, it is very advantageous to use a high-energy, low-protein diet.
The above is what is going to be popular among farmers today. When using layer chicken rearing equipment to raise chickens, there are some things that farmers should pay attention to before laying eggs. I hope that today’s story can raise vigilance for farmers.