LAYER FARMING: 🐥
HOW TO KNOW WHEN YOUR BIRD(s) ARE LAYING!
Laying is the ultimate goal of laying hen breeding.
💠How can we find out that laying hens are mixed in the flock but do not lay or the laying rate is very low?
Chicken farmers must eliminate such weak chickens in time, otherwise, the Hen eat the feed for NO GAIN.
Only by removing them in time can feed be saved.
In addition, those layer chickens that do not lay eggs or have low egg-laying rates are often sick. Eliminating them in time can also effectively prevent the spread of the disease and protect the health of the large group.
So, how should chicken farmers judge which chickens in the layer battery chicken cages are weak and eliminate them in time?
▶If it is a sick chicken, the color of the chicken manure will not be normal and there will be diarrhea.
▶If it is a lower-producing chicken, the shape of the stool is often striped and hard.
▶The feces of normal laying hens are plentiful and soft, dark brown in color, and the top of the feces is covered with a layer of white urate deposits.
💠2⃣ ANUS SIZE AND SHAPE:
In laying hens, the anus is generally oval, large, plump and moist. For widow laying hens, the anus is often round, dry, small, and usually wrinkled.
💠3⃣. COMB AND WATTLE:
Normal laying hens, combs and wattles are often large and ruddy. However, lower-producing chickens tend to show varying degrees of shrinkage, while the combs of diseased chickens are often pale, swollen.
The shape of the abdomen of laying hens is not enlarged, not reduced, and soft to the touch. The opposite is true for oligoparous chickens. The abdomen of chickens is narrower.