Raising chickens in woodland gives many people confidence and worry. Confidence lies in that people want to eat green products and the market prospects are good. Worrying about technology, venues, capital investment, varieties, market prices, transportation, and other related issues are out of psychology. In response to this situation, the editor summarizes the main points of the breeding experience of the major forestland chicken farmers on the related issues of woodland chicken breeding technology.
1. What kind of occasion is suitable for the development of forestland chicken breeding?
The choice of forest land plays a very important role in raising chickens. To choose a well-drained, ventilated woodland, the trees and vines are more than 2 years old. It is best to choose a sparse canopy, a high canopy, a shade degree of about 70%, good light transmission and ventilation, and woodland Forests rich in weeds and insects are ideal. Forests with too dense branches and leaves, and woodlands with large shades, as well as apples, peaches, pears and other fresh fruit forests are not suitable for raising chickens.
Unsuitable for raising chickens in woodland: forest belts along rivers, coastal protection forests, dry forest belts, fresh fruit forests, timber forests (poplar forests) over 7 years old will begin logging.
Second, is the initial investment in woodland chicken raising large?
Generally speaking, one person raises about 4000 chickens per batch. The size of the chicken house is 30-50 square meters, of which the living area of the breeder is 6-8 square meters, the small chicken house is 6-10 square meters, and the large chicken house is 10-25 square meters. Meter. The size of the farm depends on the scale. Chickens are raised in the forest, and most of the chicks move within 50 square meters near the chicken house, and rarely exceed 100 square meters. For those who are engaged in forestland chicken breeding in the early stage, small-scale development is recommended, and large-scale development of forestland chicken breeding requires caution. Therefore, the initial investment is relatively small.
Third, what breed is suitable for woodland chickens?
For woodland chickens, do not choose fast and large chickens, but mainly slow chickens with soil breeder blood.
The main purpose of raising chickens in woodland is to pursue the quality of chickens and to ensure that they are green and pollution-free. Generally, local chicken breeds that are suitable for stocking, low environmental requirements, and strong disease resistance are mainly used. 2kg, the hen is about 1.5~1.8kg, the market survival rate is high, the uniformity is good, the meat quality and flavor are good, and it is loved by consumers, and the market price is higher.
Four, market price
Raising chickens in the forest can reduce feed by 10% and cost 10%-20%. The meat quality of chickens is improved due to running, and the market price is 10%-20% higher than that of captives and more than 50% lower than domestic chickens (free-range) chickens. According to the survey in Guangzhou, domestic chickens cost 25-30 yuan per kilogram, semi-free (forest-free) chickens 12-15 yuan per kilo, and full feed chickens 8-10 yuan per kilo. The price difference is significant.
In summer and autumn, the price is lowest, and the price is highest in winter. At the lowest time, the net income of each chicken is only 2-3 yuan, and at the high time, the income of each chicken is about 10 yuan.
will be sold in due course. Generally, chickens can be put on the market when they weigh about 1.5 kg after being raised for 80 days. At this time, the appearance and meat quality of the chicken can meet the high-quality requirements. At the same time, look at the chicken market to advance or postpone the listing time appropriately. It is recommended not to concentrate all the listings on major holidays to prevent being affected by market price fluctuations.
Five, what issues should be paid attention to in transportation?
1. Solve the contradiction between heat preservation and ventilation. When loading the truck, pay attention to stagger the arrangement of the chicks box, leave a ventilation gap around the box, and the overlap height cannot be too high. When the temperature is low, it should be covered with insulation products, but be careful not to cover too tightly. Depart immediately after loading, and avoid prolonged parking during transportation. The transportation personnel should always check the dynamics of the chicks, usually every 0.5-1 hour. If you see the chicks opening their mouths and raising their heads and the fluff is damp, it means that the temperature is too high, so pay attention to cover to ventilate and cool down; Due to the low temperature or the impact of the vibration of the car, the chicks will appear piled up, and the chicks will be scattered gently by hand during each inspection. In addition, during transportation, especially when parking for a long period of time, it is best to switch the boxes from left to right and up and down frequently to prevent the inner chicks from getting bored.
2. In winter and early spring, you need to use anti-cold products for heat preservation, such as quilts, blankets, etc., and choose to depart when the temperature is relatively high around noon. Sun-shading and rain-proof equipment is required for transportation in summer. All the chicks or articles must be strictly disinfected before the chicks are shipped. Choose to transport the chicks in the morning and evening before sunrise or after sunset.
Xiaobian suggested that chicken market research must be conducted before deciding to raise chickens. There must be good traffic conditions and a sales market, so that chickens can be profitable. Those who are engaged in forestland chicken breeding in the early stage are advised to develop on a small scale and not to concentrate all on major holidays. To prevent the overall situation from being affected by market prices, they should be sold in due course.