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Issues that need to be paid attention to during the transportation of chicks

Views: 58155     Author: Phoenix     Publish Time: 2023-10-16      Origin: Phoenix Breeding Equipment

The transportation of chicks is an extremely important part of chicken production. According to statistics, many large chicken farmers and chicken farm owners purchase young chickens from other places, but many large chicken farmers and chicken farm owners do not know how to transport young chickens scientifically.


Newly hatched chicks, like newborn babies, are not equipped to withstand the harsh external environment. This requires us to provide comfortable transportation equipment and a suitable environment for the chicks. For example, the live chicken transfer box produced by Phoenix is of good quality, easy to transport, and has a long service life. It is really a good choice. If we cannot provide a suitable environment for the chicken during the transportation process, the chicken will not reach its destination. Afterwards, they will become weaker and more difficult to raise, which will lead to increased breeding costs and a lower survival rate. It has caused huge economic losses to families and chicken farms.


1. Pay attention to weather changes


Before transporting the chickens, be sure to pay attention to the weather forecast for the areas along the route to prevent the chickens from encountering bad weather during the transport, which will cause inconvenience to the chickens. Moreover, bad weather will definitely affect the physique of the chickens and affect their health. The survival rate of young chickens arriving at the site.


2. Pay attention to epidemic prevention


Before transporting the chickens, it is necessary to check with the animal husbandry and veterinary authorities along the way whether there are any epidemic areas. If there are epidemic areas, they must not pass through them to prevent the chickens from contracting the disease through the epidemic areas.


At the same time, during transportation, if you encounter a vehicle transporting adult chickens, you must overtake the vehicle transporting adult chickens as soon as possible. You must not walk behind the vehicle transporting adult chickens, let alone drive side by side, to prevent infection from infectious diseases. Although such situations are rare, it is not absolutely impossible.


3. Familiar with the road conditions


Before transporting the chickens, be sure to familiarize yourself with the road conditions in advance to prevent accidents due to poor road conditions during the transport of the chickens. Poor road conditions can at least delay the transportation time, extend the transportation time, and cause the chickens to be weak and difficult to raise. In severe cases, the chicks will die on the road.


4. Route selection


Wherever there is a highway, transporting young chickens should take the highway as much as possible. Because there are rarely traffic jams on the highway.


5. Selection of transportation location


Try not to transport chicks too far away. For chicks that have just hatched, it is of course better to arrive at the chicken farm as early as possible, so that the chicks can get water and food as quickly as possible to replenish the energy consumed in the body. Generally speaking, young chickens must arrive at the chicken farm within 24 hours. Over 24 hours, the chickens are prone to dehydration, which may cause the chickens to become weak and difficult to raise, or even cause death on the spot.


6. Check the vehicle


It is necessary to check the transport vehicle in advance to ensure that all parts of the vehicle transporting the chickens are safe and in good condition to prevent the vehicle from breaking down midway. If the vehicle breaks down unexpectedly midway, the chicken transport cage on the vehicle must be removed immediately to allow the chickens to ventilate to prevent the chickens from dying of heat due to lack of ventilation.


7. Equipped with dual drivers


A car must be equipped with two drivers to prevent driver fatigue and sudden illness.


8. Strict disinfection


Vehicles transporting young chickens must be disinfected. It is best to rinse the inside and outside of the carriage, and then use disinfectant to disinfect the entire body to ensure that the transport vehicle is clean and hygienic.


9. Moderate density


When packing the chickens into boxes, the density of the chickens should not be too high and should be determined based on the temperature. In summer, the density of chickens in the chicken transport cage should be smaller to prevent the temperature in the chicken box from being too high, which will affect the physical condition of the chickens and make the chickens weak and difficult to raise.


10. Reasonable placement


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When loading chicken transport cage into a truck, a walkway of about 40cm wide should be left between each row of chicken boxes in the carriage. One is for ventilation, and the other is to make it easier for people to go in and check the situation of the seedlings so that they can be dealt with in a timely manner.


11. Maintain temperature


In summer, avoid driving at noon, and install a roof on the top of the car to prevent high temperature and direct sunlight. If possible, you can install a small exhaust fan on the roof to exhaust air during transportation, reduce the heat in the car, and improve the survival rate of the chicks. Do not let the wind blow in winter to prevent the young chickens from catching colds. And in winter, try to drive during the day to ensure the temperature inside the car.


12. View multiple times


During the transportation process, the person responsible for transportation should check inside the carriage at regular intervals. As for how often to check, it should be determined according to the road conditions and should be flexibly controlled.


People often say that details determine success or failure. The same is true in farming. The above problems are indeed not advanced technical problems, but they are real problems that many chicken farmers and chicken farm owners often ignore. If you can't do something as simple as transporting young chickens well, then failure in raising chickens is inevitable. Even those who specialize in the business of transporting chickens should also pay attention to these issues, because if chicken farmers or chicken farms buy chickens at one time, they are weak, difficult to raise, have a low survival rate, and their creditworthiness will also be affected.

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