Spring is the peak season for laying chickens in layer cages. The egg production rate can reach more than 80% during the peak egg production period. The peak egg production period can last about 4 months. The longer the peak period of egg production, the higher the annual egg production rate.
Ensure nutrient supply
Farmers can reduce the proportion of corn and other grains in the feed for laying hens. Laying hens have an increased demand for protein during the laying period. The protein content can be added to the feed.
Strengthen feeding management
In the management of the breeder. Farmers must ensure that the chickens consume high-quality, nutritious and balanced feed. Laying hens are prone to stress response in spring. Therefore, farmers should reasonably arrange feeding, adding water, picking eggs, and disinfecting work.
Pay attention to the chicken house environment
Control the environment inside the poultry battery cages. Temperature is the most important factor. Usually the suitable temperature for chickens is 12-20 degrees Celsius. The temperature in this range has the highest egg production rate. In the spring evening, the temperature is low, so farmers can use hot air blowers to keep warm in the chicken coop.
Light is important to affect the productivity of laying hens. In early spring, the sunshine duration is still relatively short. Therefore, artificial supplementary lighting is required. Keep the chicken’s daily light time at 14-16 hours. When the light in the chicken coop is dark, turn on the light in time to supplement the light. It is required to wipe the bulb frequently. Prevent excessive dust from weakening the light intensity.