Laying hen farmers know that not only chicken battery cages are important in the process of raising chickens, but also light supplementation is important. Because laying hens need 16 hours of light a day, obviously if no one fills in the light, then the conditions are not met, and the laying hens will not be good. Therefore, the fill light is very important. So in the process of raising chickens, what stages need to fill light, how to fill light? Let’s take a look at it.
Why do hens need to fill light?
At the beginning, it was said that the light is to increase the egg production rate. In fact, the laying hens can live well without filling light, but the light can stimulate the chicken’s gonadotropin secretion and increase the egg production rate. Therefore, the light supplementation is artificially increasing the egg production rate.
What are the benefits of laying hens?
1. The brooding period is filled with light. At this time, the chicks and the broiler chickens are in the growth period. The light of this time can promote the healthy growth of the chicks, allowing them to eat and drink as early as possible, reducing the growth time and the time. The period of the egg.
2. The light supplementation during the breeding period is mainly to control the growth and development, so that it can reach sexual maturity at the appropriate age, because if it is prematurely mature, it will make the egg production weight small, so that it can produce stable and high yield.
3. The light-filling period is mainly to let the hens start production at the right time and let them reach the peak, fully exert their potential for laying eggs. The laying period is very sensitive to light, so the daily light should not be less than 16 hours. Increase or maintain, can not be reduced.
How much does the laying hen need to fill up?
In general, the time required for laying hens varies from 14 hours to 16 hours, usually 16 hours or slightly more than 16 hours is the most appropriate light time. Therefore, if the natural light is smaller than this time, it needs artificial light.
What light does the hen have to fill up?
Fill light is also based on the fact that different light has no small effect on the laying rate of laying hens. There are many kinds of light, but it is proved by practice that regardless of other factors, only in terms of illumination, the laying rate of laying hens under red light is significantly higher, generally about 20% higher. This is why many chicken farmers do artificial light, mainly for the egg production rate.