Every breeder will choose layer breeding equipment when raising layer hens. All aspects of feeding and management will directly affect the laying rate of laying hens. So what should the drinking water for laying hens look like?
The first is to observe the drinking water law of chickens. Then change the temperature of drinking water according to some changes in the season. Ensure that the chickens have sufficient drinking water. After all, chickens are kept in laying hen breeding equipment. It needs to be carefully raised by us. Ensure adequate drinking water at 8 o’clock, 12 noon, and 6 pm. If there is no water, it will affect the growth and development of the chicken. For example, in winter when the weather is cold and the temperature is low, farmers can drink warm water for laying hens. Warm water chickens love to drink. It can also reduce body heat loss and enhance cold resistance, which is beneficial to the health of chickens and egg production. Summer weather is hot. Farmers can drink cold water to the laying hens, which can speed up the free-range breeding of the laying hens and increase the feed intake of the laying hens.
Pay attention to changing the amount of drinking water for laying hens: the amount of drinking water needed for growth and production of laying hens varies in different seasons. Under normal circumstances, the daily water requirement of each chicken is about 110 ml in winter. About 280 ml in summer. About 200 ml in spring and autumn, but when the egg production rate increases, the water demand also increases. At this time, the egg production of the chicken is vigorous and the metabolism is strengthened. Not only does the formation of eggs require water, but the chicken eats a lot and requires a lot of water.
Pay special attention to water supply during the peak period of egg production, otherwise it will directly affect its egg production and health. Especially in the three peak hours of drinking water for laying hens, there should be no shortage of water. The above are some of the main points mentioned by the layer cage equipment manufacturers. Hope to help farmers