Little coup for Nigerian farmers to care for laying hens

Due to the lack of breeding information, Nigerian chicken farmers tend to be more lax in layer management before and after production than during peak egg production. In fact, in order to make the chickens high and stable, it is very important to do a good job of management before and after the start of production. Especially those who use poultry farming equipment to raise chickens

1. Regular deworming and epidemic prevention

All epidemic prevention must be done before the chickens lay their eggs, because the chickens are raise in the laying chicken cages. Epidemic prevention time should be carried out separately for different diseases and must not be done at once. This not only brings pressure to the flock, but also affects the normal absorption of the vaccine. Rural chicken farmers should pay attention to arrange immunization time reasonably, and arrange deworming around 110 days of age.

2. Correct the weak

Before the chickens start to give birth, the weak chickens should be separately caught and raised in time to ensure the uniformity of the chickens, and the weak chickens should be raised and strengthened. Individuals with no breeding value should be eliminated decisively. For this reason, the beak should be cut at the right time according to the actual situation.

3. Check the chicken coop

If chickens are basketed before production begins, the cages should be carefully inspected, thoroughly disinfected, and damaged or deformed parts should be repaired in time to prevent damage to the eggs. According to the actual production situation, the egg breakage rate caused by the chicken coop has been high.

4. Adjust your diet

Before and after 110 days of age, if the growth and development of the chicken reach the standard, the feed can be adjusted and replaced in time to meet the egg production needs of the chicken group. The feed can be changed directly (without shell powder). When the egg production reaches 5%, the full price layer feed can be fed to provide the nutrient reserve of the egg. Also pay attention to the anti-mold management of feed in summer to ensure the nutritional value of feed.

5. Increase light

When the chickens start to produce, the light should be gradually increased. It is recommended that chickens lay eggs for up to 17 hours during peak periods.

6. Avoid stress

The primiparous chickens are energetic and highly neurotic. Avoid disturbing the flock as much as possible to avoid stress.