If the management is not in place in autumn, it will lead to a decline in egg production, poor egg quality, and even death of laying hens. This requires us to do more detailed and better feeding management and disease prevention and control. So, what should we pay attention to when raising laying hens in autumn?
- Daily management
Observe the spirit, appetite, and feces of the chickens every morning and evening when feeding. Those with mental atrophy, loss of appetite, and abnormal stools must be further isolated for examination.
- Adjust the flock appropriately
Weed out chickens with low production, discontinued production, weak chickens, rigid chickens, chickens with severe habit, chickens with short laying time, diseased chickens that are too heavy or fat or thin, and have no therapeutic value in time, leaving production performance Good, healthy chickens with normal egg production.
- Increase feed nutrition
After a long period of laying and hot summer, the chicken body is very tired. After the fall, you should feed more animal protein feed to subsidize the chickens that have not yet moulted to continue laying eggs, and promote the moulted chickens to quickly grow feathers. Resume production as soon as possible. Because the chicken’s nerves are very sensitive at this time, when adding more nutritious feed, it must be added slowly to prevent the chicken’s nerves from being stimulated and moulting will stop production.
- Reduce the impact of climate change
Make the microclimate in the chicken coop not change too much, and reduce the temperature difference between day and night. During the day when the temperature is too high, the chicken house should be properly ventilated and cooled; when the temperature is low at night, the energy level of the chicken feed can be appropriately increased, which can generally be 5% to 10% higher than the normal standard.
- Control density and group reasonably
According to the age, rearing and ventilation conditions, the suitable density for ground free-range rearing is generally 25-30 per square meter for the age of 1-20 days, and 15-20 per square meter for the age of 21-40 days.
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