Automatic chicken farming equipment for chickens can also cause stress reactions in chickens. The stress response of chickens is related to many factors, such as chicken breeds, temperature, density, ventilation, light immunity, and feeding methods. So how to reduce the stress response of chickens?
Reduce heat stress in hot weather. Farmers should pay attention to the improvement of ventilation facilities. Farmers can purchase automatic ventilation system equipment-fans and wet curtains. The use of longitudinal ventilation can make the environment of the chicken house more suitable. Farmers should also provide sufficient clean cold water. The water intake of hot chickens in summer will also increase. Farmers can use drinking nipples. It can ensure that every chicken can drink cool and clean water.
Reasonably adjust the nutritional level of the diet. Increase the protein in the diet by 1%, reduce the proportion of energy feed, and increase the amount of minerals and vitamins. Experiments have shown that supplementing mineral requirements is also the main measure to prevent low temperature stress and low egg production and soft-shell eggs.
Reasonably control the light to prevent and control the light stress response. Illumination during the breeding period of laying hens: 8 hours of illumination is sufficient for 8 to 18 weeks of age. The light intensity is 2 to 3 watts per square meter (5-10 lux), starting from the 18th week, the light is increased by 1 hour per week, and the light is increased to 16 hours from the 25th week. Laying hens with too much light can cause dystocia, paralysis and even death. In production, incandescent lamps are often used to provide light for laying hens. If it is an open chicken house, consider the accumulation of natural light and artificial light to meet the production needs of laying hens. Too much light for too long will cause light stress and pecking phenomenon.
Stress response caused by noise pollution. Farmers choose places far away from noise pollution when constructing chicken coops. At the same time, the usual feeding, egg picking, chicken catching, injection, disinfection, etc., should be as low as possible. Because chickens are very sensitive to sudden noises, loud sudden noises can cause a sudden drop in egg production and even sudden death of the chicken. There are many cases in which noise caused the death of chicken farmers or a large reduction in production.
The above is the summary of the stress response to the prevention and control of chicken cages. The automatic chicken raising equipment suppliers remind everyone that in order to better raise chickens, it is first necessary to provide a good growth environment for the chickens. Reduce loud noise in and around the chicken house, which will affect the healthy growth of chickens.