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What are the benefits of caged chickens?

Cage chickens use different forms of chicken cages to limit chicks, laying hens, broilers, breeders, etc. to a certain space, and use mechanized or mechanized methods to manually control the light, temperature, humidity, and feeding in the chicken house. Feeding compound feed to obtain good economic, social and ecological benefits, high-density factory feeding technology.

China began to develop cage chicken technology in the 1960s, and it was subsequently adopted by the majority of chicken farmers, pushing China’s chicken technology into a new period of development. At the same time, it directly brings obvious economic benefits to chicken farmers, and also brings great social and ecological benefits. The advantages of caged chickens are summarized as follows:

1. Provincial housing and land

A single cage for caged chickens is generally about 40 cm square, and the bottom area of ​​the cage is about 1600 square cm. It can raise 4 chickens, each of which occupies about 400 square cm, and multi-layer chicken cages can be set up to make full use of it. The three-dimensional rearing is carried out in the space, so that the density is high. Generally, more than 20 animals can be raised per square meter on the ground, which is 2-3 times more than that of the free-ranging on the ground. The ground free-range generally also requires an outdoor sports field, and each chicken covers an area of ​​at least 0.6 square meters, but the cage does not need to consider the sports field. In this way, the ground is saved from the chicken coop or the sports field. Some chicken farmers raise 110 chickens in a 10-square-meter hut. If they are free-range, they can only raise 30-40 chickens.


2. Save feed

Cage chickens live in cages, with low activity, less energy consumption, and less food; at the same time, chickens raised in the chicken house are less affected by cold wind and low temperature, which reduces the heat energy consumption of the chickens, and can also reduce the heat consumption of the chickens. The heat energy dissipated is used to maintain room temperature, which reduces the feed grain required by the chicken to maintain body temperature; at the same time, the feed trough is outside the cage, and the chicken does not waste the feed when eating, which can reduce feed waste. While ensuring that the caged chickens can eat evenly, each caged chicken can save 5-10 grams of feed per day.

3. Save labor and time

Ground chickens need to clean the sports field every day to eliminate manure. It takes a lot of time to feed each time, and the chickens will chase people when feeding water. Picking up eggs is also more troublesome. Feeding caged chickens saves time and will not affect feeding due to crowded and turbulent chickens. At the same time, the chicken manure accumulates under the cage. As long as it is kept dry, the manure can be cleaned at a fixed time, or it can be cleaned in a centralized manner after raising a batch of chickens. It is very convenient to inspect chickens, catch chickens and pick up eggs at the same time.

4. Centralized management is conducive to epidemic prevention and treatment

There are feeding troughs, nipple drinkers and single troughs on the chicken coop for easy feeding, watering and egg collection. Chickens are in a state of isolation from the external environment in the chicken coop, which can effectively prevent the spread of diseases through other livestock, poultry and soil. infected by chicken manure. Moreover, the eggs produced are not stained with soil, grass, or feces, which saves a lot of time for later egg cleaning. It is very convenient to catch chickens, inject, observe, isolate and disinfect the environment in the cage. The survival rate of chicken cages is as high as 95%.

5. Balanced egg production, more egg production, and greater income

Cage chickens are raised indoors, the environmental conditions are relatively stable, and the temperature, light and humidity are well controlled. In temperate regions, the minimum room temperature in winter can be maintained at 5-7°C, and if a fire is made, the room temperature can reach 20-24°C; in summer, ventilation is strengthened, and the room temperature is generally not too high; Mimic sunrise and sunset. Therefore, cage-raised chickens are less affected by wind and cold and heat, there is no shortage of food, a lot of water, stable life, and scientific management, so that chickens maintain a high egg-laying performance, basically lay eggs evenly throughout the year, and have stable production. There is also more income.

However, caged chickens also have shortcomings. That is, the purchase and installation of related caged equipment requires a lot of one-time investment, and the feed requirements are strict. It must be full-price compound feed, otherwise caged chickens are prone to nutritional deficiencies and fat Liver syndrome and cage fatigue, etc., chickens have brittle bones, easy to fracture, soft egg shells, and high egg breakage rate; summer heatstroke prevention and cooling workload is larger than free-range chickens.

To sum up, when chicken farmers want to achieve large-scale chicken raising, cage chickens have incomparable advantages over free-range chickens in many aspects. Of course, it is also necessary for chicken farmers to communicate more, raise chickens scientifically, healthily and effectively to maximize profits.

Liaocheng Motong is an agricultural and animal husbandry equipment enterprise focusing on the research and development, production, sales and installation, and after-sales service of stacked automated poultry breeding equipment. We advocate tailoring according to the actual production needs of the farm, and provide customers with automated breeding solution services combined with full technical and service support to maximize the survival rate, feed-to-meat ratio or feed-to-egg ratio, and improve breeding efficiency and benefits. , so that breeders are relaxed and happy.


Post time: Jul-04-2022

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