Temperature and Humidity Control of Chickens in Laying Hen Cages during Laying Period

The environmental control of the chicken house is particularly important for the hens in the laying hen cages. A suitable environment is more conducive to the development of laying hens’ laying potential. It is also a guarantee for improving the feed conversion rate and the health of the flock.


The right temperature.

The suitable temperature for laying hens during laying period is 14-24℃. In this temperature range, the egg production level is the highest. The temperature with the highest feed conversion rate is 27 shots. Generally, the suitable temperature can be reached in spring and autumn. The most important thing is summer. The temperature of the chicken house is best controlled within 30°C. Farmers can purchase automated poultry ventilation systems. Ventilators and wet curtains can cool the house. This also provides a suitable egg-laying environment for the chickens.

Suitable humidity

The appropriate relative humidity for laying hens is 55% to 70%. When the humidity is low, farmers can spray regularly to increase the humidity of the chicken house. You can also add disinfectant to the spray to disinfect the chicken house. Humidity tends to be high in summer and autumn, and it is necessary to increase ventilation to reduce humidity. It should be emphasized that the humidity of the chicken house cannot be increased by increasing the water content of chicken manure.


The above is what the suppliers and manufacturers of automatic poultry chicken breeding equipment share about the temperature and humidity of the chicken house during the laying period. Hope to help farmers solve some problems.