Cages for laying hens to buy
1, buy chicken cage
The full-step three-layer egg cage is suitable for farmers, and can hold 3-4 chickens per cage. This three-layer cage, chicken manure can be directly landed, no need to install the manure board and the manure device, it is suitable for large-scale chicken use. The chicken cage market is available for sale and can be installed and used after purchase.
The right time to transfer the chicken to the cage
Breeding chickens should be transferred from the 17-18 weeks of age into the laying cages, so that they have enough time to familiarize themselves with the new environment before the start of production and recover from the migration stress as soon as possible. Before brooding chickens, the sick, weak and sputum, rectal prolapse, and squatting chickens should be picked out for single cage feeding or elimination.
Cage laying hens are generally fed a full-price compound feed or concentrate purchased from the market and supplied as a dry powder. Sufficient vitamins and trace elements must be added to the feed. At 1-2 weeks before the start of production, the broiler chicken diet should be changed to the laying hen diet. The diet supply method is free to eat and is maintained until the egg production peak. In order to reduce the waste of feed, do not add more than 1/3 of the depth of the feeding tank. In addition, cage laying hens should be regularly fed with gravel, and every 100 chickens should be fed with 250-350 grams of gravel per week. The gravel must be insoluble sand, and the granite gravel is good, and the size can be eaten. Each grit feed should be fed within 1 day. If granular shells have been added to the diet, the gravel can be fed or fed less. Do not feed the gravel in an unlimited amount, otherwise it will cause hard sputum. Cage laying hens should be provided with adequate clean drinking water.
3. Manage the chicken house
First, ventilation is better. The cage chicken has a high density, and the chicken has a high body temperature. At about 41 °C, the metabolism is strong. At the same time, the higher the temperature of the cage, the more water the chicken exhales, and the water evaporated by the sink and chicken manure. The relative humidity is also high. To do this, install a good exhaust device to ensure that the air in the house is fresh and maintains the proper relative humidity.
The second is to maintain the weight during the laying period. The amount of activity in caged chickens is small, and the body weight tends to increase during laying. However, when the appetite is low during the hot weather, you should try to keep the chicken full and keep the weight of the laying hen. If the body weight is significantly higher than the standard of this species, appropriate limited feeding should be carried out during the laying stage. If the weight is reduced, it means that the feeding is insufficient and the feeding amount should be increased.
The third is timely break. The chickens were broken at 6-8 days of age. Broken mites can prevent cockroaches and save feed.
Fourth, the temperature should be moderate. The preferred temperature for laying hens is 8-28 °C. It is necessary to do a good job in preventing heatstroke and cooling.
Fifth, reasonable lighting, artificial lighting should be carried out, so that the laying hens have 16 hours of natural light and illumination every day. The time for turning on and off the light for manual auxiliary lighting should be fixed to keep the light stable. Otherwise, the chicken will be reduced. Sixth is to maintain a good health. Changqing manure, feeding utensils and chicken houses should be disinfected regularly to prevent the occurrence of diseases.