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POULTRY LAYER CAGEThe Difference Between Cage And Flat

Aug 24, 2017

With the changes in farming patterns, many farmers are friends from the ground to support, net maintenance into a cage. But in the breeding process found themselves unable to raise a chicken, and his previous experience in captivity can not achieve the desired results.

First of all, to understand the difference between cage and flat support:

1, the same breeding area, cage density is about 3 times the level of support

2, the temperature is the basis of successful breeding, the same age chicken cage should be higher than the flat height of 0. 5 a degree

3, ventilation is the key to the success of farming, cage than the same age the level of chicken ventilation to large.

4, flat chicken generally grouped 4 to 5 times to the whole shed, cage chicken only 2 times.

5, generally raise the general use of the barrel (material line) feeding, cage feeding is the use of car feeding, feeding than the level of difficult to control.

6, flattened most of the use of fecal manure or wet pad dune, cage now most of the artificial, can not do Nissin once. Of course, there are on the conveyor belt or clear fecal, such a shed can also be sunny once.

The specificity of the above situation also caused the cage feeding chickens different feeding and management requirements. The first is biosecurity. It is well known that the breeding scale is doubled and the probability of occurrence of the epidemic will rise in the probability of becoming flat. So the level of biosafety requirements should be far higher than the flat chicken farms. This is why the construction of disinfection tanks, disinfection pots, living areas and aquaculture area isolation, rainwater and sewage separation, three fecal sedimentation tank and other measures of the reasons.

Followed by feeding and management. The purpose of feeding and management is to provide a more comfortable growth environment for flocks. Although this is consistent with the level of support, but some of the specific requirements of the difference is critical. Just write the temperature is the basis for the success of farming, cage should pay more attention. High-density feeding patterns require sufficient ventilation to achieve sufficient oxygen. Can not rely solely on the calculation of ventilation formula to control ventilation, flock performance is the best answer. And many poultry farms are installed ventilation ducts, this ventilation safety measures greatly reduce the chance of a cold hair. Caged chickens are generally clustered at 7-9 days, and the temperature difference between the first and second floors is generally between 2 and 5 degrees. Chicken feathers are not long enough for the second time, so it is necessary to increase the temperature when clustering.

Cage chicken feeding and management of another key point is controlled. Large-scale chicken farms fed most of the bulk material, and the use of car feeding, feeding volume is difficult to control, which makes a lot of farms in 30 days after the increase is not obvious. The root cause is nothing but disease control. Can not control the amount of feeding can control the feeding time. For example: chickens eat 100Kg material, the car filled with about 150Kg, you can play a back and forth. Then the first feeding time can be set at 1: 3 am, the second feeding in the 20 to 22 points. This afternoon only control time. And with the increase in age gradually shorten the feeding interval, and finally achieve 3 times a day, 4 times ....

Now cage model is more and more common, the specific feeding and management should also be adapted to local conditions, not copy. Only for their own management is the most correct.