Why do some people make money from raising chickens, and some do not make money? The editor believes that breeding and management techniques are very important. Here are nine tips for raising chickens:
(1) The secret of saving chicken feed. The yolk and white of the egg are formed during the day, while the shell is formed in the afternoon and night. Feed laying hens twice a day, feed high-protein, high-energy, and low-calcium feed in the morning, and feed low-protein, low-energy, and high-calcium feed at night. This will not only regulate the laying period, but also increase production. The amount of eggs can also save feed.
(2) The secret of the best feeding. Chickens have two peaks of feed intake in a day. One is 2-3 hours after sunrise, and the feed intake is 1/3 in the morning. Feeding at this time can greatly increase the egg production rate. It can be seen that feeding laying hens at 9 am and 3 pm has the best effect.
(3) The secret of high yield of chickens. For example, the weight of the chicken population has not increased normally. Even though the current egg production and feed remuneration are high, there is a potential downward trend in egg production. Before the egg production declines, the weight problem can be corrected by increasing consumption. If the consumption of feed is clearly at a high level, it only means that a lot of feed is consumed or at least that the feed is low. If the feed is clearly at a lower level, and the chicken population is growing normally and maintaining a high level of egg production The amount can be maintained and a lot of money can be made.
(4) The secret of egg growth in summer. In summer, chicken feed intake is reduced, egg production decreases or even production is stopped. In order to restore normal egg production, in addition to heatstroke prevention and cooling methods, shearing chickens is also an effective method, that is, cut off the feathers of the breast, legs, and left and right wings of the chicken, and retain the feathers on the neck, back, and tail. The shearing length is based on the principle that the chicken skin is not damaged and the section of the thick hair tube does not flow. Cut less in early summer and more in midsummer.
(5) The secret of coloring eggs. Adding 0.3% red pepper powder, 6% sun-dried and crushed alfalfa leaves or 5% pine needle powder to the diet can darken the color of the egg yolk.
(6) The secret of storing eggs. When storing breeding eggs, the tip of the eggs should be upwards, so that the yolk can be located in the center of the egg, preventing embryo adhesion and increasing the hatching rate of breeding eggs.
(7) The secret to more hens. Breeding eggs are short oval, one is larger and the other is smaller, forming an inverted triangle. The surface is fine. Most of the hatched chickens are hens; the breeding eggs are round with long horns, the head and the tail are difficult to distinguish, and the surface is rough. Mostly roosters.
(8) The secret of distinguishing male and female chickens. Pull out the wings of the chick. If you see that the feathers of the wings (positive feathers) are long and one short (that is, the feathers are alternately long and short), it is a hen. If you see that all feathers are basically the same length, it is a rooster. The rate is above 90%.
(9) The secret of preventing chicken disease. When the chicks are 10-14 days old, use the IN strain vaccine for intranasal drip and at the same time use 0.3 ml of the inactivated fowl disease vaccine (available at various veterinary stations) intramuscularly. The 70-day-old vaccine was injected intramuscularly with the chicken plague I strain, and the 120-day-old chicken plague I vaccine was injected again, and 1 ml of the chicken plague inactivated vaccine was injected intramuscularly once, and the protection rate could reach 100%.