How do chicks manage in winter? What are the management skills of chicks in winter?

- Jan 08, 2019-


As the temperature gradually decreases, it will soon enter the winter. So how do chicks manage in winter? Let's take a look at the winter, chick management skills!


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Farming equipment


Furnace heating is generally used in the house, but the chimney must be installed to prevent gas poisoning. The chimney can be extended according to the situation to facilitate sufficient heat dissipation and energy saving. The light time has a great influence on the growth rate of the chicken. In addition to the natural light every day, artificial lighting equipment is also prepared. Therefore, two lighting lines should be installed in the house, and one lamp head should be installed every 3 meters to achieve a bulb illumination every 20 square meters. The height should be 2 meters from the ground, and the incandescent lamp is generally used. Equipped with necessary cleaning and disinfection equipment, such as high pressure cleaners and disinfection sprayers.


The grid should be sturdy and durable, the net bed should be smooth and flat, and the length depends on the length of the house. Each road is 0.9 meters high and 3.5 meters wide. The guardrail should be 0.4 meters high. In the chick stage, the entire net bed is not required. The entire net bed can be separated into several separate houses by plastic cloth. Only part of the net bed is used, and then the area is gradually enlarged with the growth of the chicks to meet the density requirement. Drinking water and feeding equipment should be sufficient to ensure that the chicks drink and feed. In the general brooding stage, every 50 chicks are required to have a drinker and feeder, and one for every 30 after 20 days of age.


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Preparation for entering


Clean the droppings of the chicken house 12 to 15 days before the feeding, clean the drinking fountains and feeders, wash the walls of the chicken house, the roof, the net bed, the ground with a high-pressure water gun, and check the equipment for repairing the chicken house.


The first drug disinfection is carried out on the chicken house 9 to 11 days before the feeding, including the net bed, the ground, the drinking fountain, the feeder, etc. The doors, windows and vents should be closed during disinfection, and the window is ventilated after 10 hours. Close the doors and windows after ~4 hours. At the same time, the drinking fountain and the feeder are immersed and disinfected with the disinfectant.


4 to 6 days before the start of the second disinfection, spray disinfection with 40% formaldehyde aqueous solution 300 times, check the temperature before disinfection, so that the temperature of the house is above 26 ° C, the humidity is more than 80%, disinfection should be thorough, no Leave the dead angle, seal the doors and windows for more than 36 hours after disinfection, and then open the ventilation for not less than 24 hours.


Prepare the feed 1 to 3 days before the hatching, and separate the net bed with plastic cloth, and separate according to the stocking density of 30-40 per square meter in the first week of the brooding period. Pre-warming (preheating walls and floors), pre-wet, pre-warming in winter should be carried out 3 days before the chicks, pre-temperature should be above 35 °C. At the same time, a layer of cardboard is placed on the net bed to prevent the chicks from being cold, and the pre-warming and pre-wetting can be completed.