One of the main factors affecting the utilization of feed by layer hens is the surrounding temperature where the chickens are located. In low-temperature environments, the feed intake of chickens is greater because chickens will use part of their energy to maintain normal body temperature. Chicken at high temperatures, feed intake will decline, and feed utilization is also relatively poor, because the biological cooling mechanism of chickens in the hot conditions also need to consume energy. Provide the best ambient temperature for layer chickens, broiler chickens and baby chickens used for growth and reduced to regulate body temperature.
Chickens temperature requirements: brooding day demand a little higher temperature, reaching 33 to 35 ℃, after a week down 2 to 3 ℃, until the 16 -21 ℃ range can be stabilized.
Into the chicken coop temperature requirements: Into the coop the most appropriate temperature is 13 a 23 ℃, a minimum of 5 ℃, a maximum of 30 ℃.
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Chickens are long sunshine animals, chickens in a variety of feeding period must have a reasonable light, in the appropriate light conditions, can improve the performance of chickens. In the design of light, cage illumination should be increased, generally calculated as 3.3 a 3.5 W / square meter. Usually 2 meters in height, 3 meters from the lamp, 2.7 watts / square meter or 1 watt / 0.371 square meters, can be equivalent to 10Lx illumination.
After 3-7 days hatching from the chicks, the light shines 23.5 to 24 hours a day, then gradually shortened to 8 to 9 hours until 18-20 weeks of age. After 0.5-1.0 hours per week increase until 14-16 hours of light, and then remain unchanged. Under normal circumstances, the brooding period (0-6 weeks of age) chicken on the light when asked 23-18.5 hours, the light intensity of 10 to 30 Lx, mainly to warm light; incubation period of light requirements for 8-9 hours, Light intensity of 5 Lx, warm light; laying time of light requirements for 14-16 hours, light intensity of 10-12 Lx, mainly to cool light source.