How to use cage to raise a chicken in winter?

In winter, low temperature and low humidity in the air will easily affect the growth of chickens. Therefore, good health care is beneficial to the growth of chickens.

1. Prepare in advance

Before the arrival of the cold winter, a comprehensive inspection and maintenance of the chicken coop, plugging wall cracks, the replacement of Windows and doors glass, ready for the winter use of film, grass curtain, semi-open chicken cage system should be removed in a timely manner, good packaging plastic film bracket.At the same time, we should also do a good job in the preparation and installation of heating facilities, especially the use of coal-fired stoves for heating and the use of kang chicken farm raising chicks, we must pay attention to the inspection of the flue and chimney, found leakage of smoke, air leakage, as soon as possible blocked, replaced or transformed.

2. Mix the whole day’s provisions

In winter, the temperature difference between day and night is large, and the chicken body at night consumes more energy. In addition to increasing the proportion of energy feed, the feed can also add 1% ~ 2% of animal fat, if conditions permit, also can add the right amount of brown sugar in the layer chicken drinking water.

3. Rational adjustment group

In time to eliminate the old chickens in the low – yield chickens and new chickens in the lean chickens. The hens that have already changed their feathers should be separated to form a new group. The focus should be on the hens with bright red bewhiskers, large pubic space, moist and loose anus and soft and elastic abdomen.

4. Attention supplementary illumination

In order to maintain the normal laying curve of laying hens, the laying hens should be supplemented with light. You can turn on the lights twice a day. The first time you turn on the lights at 4:00~5:00 in the morning, turn off the lights after dawn, and turn on the lights in the dark for the second time. It will be from 8:00 to 9:00 in the evening. Turn off the lights, when the rain and snow are not enough, you can turn on the lights to supplement the light during the day. Make sure that the light time of the laying hens is stable for 16 hours every day.