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If I want to raise laying hens, what equipment do I need?

Views: 45674     Author: Phoenix     Publish Time: 2023-05-16      Origin: Phoenix Breeding Equipment

The chicken industry (especially the broiler industry) has transformed from a myriad of small family yard-scale farming of dual-purpose chickens (meat and eggs) in the early 1990s to multiple highly specialized vertically integrated chickens in the late 20th century. business company. With the development of computer research, the application of computers in poultry farming has developed a series of instruments, meters and equipment, such as temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide sensors, automatic ventilation equipment and air filtration devices, automatic feeding and drinking devices, Egg harvesting device, etc.

In recent years, foreign large-scale comprehensive breeding enterprises have applied computer networks to manage production, processing, and sales in an integrated way. The computer terminals of each department are connected with the host computer through the network, and the management center can coordinate the work of various departments and provide services for the enterprise. Make timely decisions on the operation and development of the company.

Chicken raising equipment includes: heating equipment, ventilation equipment, water supply equipment, feeding equipment, egg collection equipment, manure cleaning equipment, cages, lighting equipment, etc. Follow the editor today to learn more about these chicken raising equipment!


1. Heating equipment

During the brooding stage and the severe winter season, heating with electric heating, water heating, gas heating, coal stove, heated kang and other equipment can achieve the purpose of heating and keeping warm. Electric heating, water heating, and gas heating are relatively clean and hygienic. Coal stove heating should pay attention to prevent gas poisoning accidents. Heating on the heated kang consumes more fuel, but the temperature is relatively stable. As long as the required temperature can be guaranteed, any kind of heating equipment is feasible. The following introduces the underground flue heating equipment (heated kang) and electric heating umbrella.

1). Underground flue heating: The brooding method of flue heating is more suitable for small and medium-sized chicken farms. It is made of brick or adobe, and the larger brooding room can use a long flue, and the smaller brooding room can use a field-shaped surround flue. When designing the flue, the diameter of the inlet of the flue should be larger, and the mouth leading to the smoke outlet should be gradually smaller; the inlet should be slightly lower, and the smoke outlet should be gradually increased with the extension of the flue, so as to facilitate heating. Circulation and smoke exhaust to prevent falling smoke.

2). Electric heating umbrella: Electric heating umbrella can be made by yourself or purchased. The heat preservation umbrella can be made of iron sheet, aluminum sheet or plank, fiberboard and reinforced skeleton plus cloth, and the heat source can be heated by electric heating wire or electric heating plate, and can also be burned by a petroleum liquefier for heating. At present, the typical products of electric heating umbrellas are heated by embedded ceramic far-infrared heating plates. Each umbrella surface with a diameter of 2 meters can brood 500 broods. Before use, the temperature control adjustment and standard thermometer should be calibrated to ensure correct temperature control. 

2. Ventilation equipment

Closed chicken houses must adopt mechanical ventilation to solve the problems of ventilation and cooling in summer. There are two types of mechanical ventilation: air-supply type and exhaust type: air-supply ventilation uses a fan to forcibly send fresh air into the chicken house to form a positive pressure in the house and discharge dirty air. Exhaust ventilation is to use a fan to forcibly extract the dirty air in the chicken house, so that a negative pressure is formed in the house, and fresh air enters the chicken house through the air inlet. There are many types and models of ventilation machines, which can be purchased according to the actual situation. In the past, horizontal ventilation was mostly used in closed chicken houses, with air intake from one side and exhaust from the other side. In recent years, some chicken farms have adopted longitudinal ventilation, and the results have proved that the ventilation effect is better, and the cooling effect is more obvious in high temperature seasons.


Open chicken houses mainly adopt natural ventilation, and use the switches of doors, windows and skylights to adjust the ventilation volume. When the outside wind speed is large or the temperature difference between inside and outside is large, the ventilation is more effective, but in hot summer weather, the natural ventilation effect is not good, and mechanical ventilation is required. be supplemented. If you use roller shutters instead of windows in open chicken coops, you can lift the roller shutters to form floor-sweeping windows in summer, and the ventilation effect is good, but it is not suitable for regions with severe winters.

3. Water supply equipment

The most common way to raise chickens and laying hens in cages is "V"-shaped water tanks, with constant water supply. This kind of sink will not leak as long as the connection is firm and the installation slope is appropriate, but the sink must be cleaned every day. It is most suitable for chicks to use bell-shaped vacuum drinkers, but water should be added regularly and cleaned regularly. There are different models of bell-shaped vacuum drinkers available in the market, which should be configured according to the size of the chicken body. Flat chickens can use a hanging tower type automatic drinking fountain. This drinking fountain is hung on the ceiling with a rope through a hanging ring, and the water inlet hose at the top is connected to the main water pipe. Hygienic and water-saving.

4. Feeding equipment

Mainly use troughs, cage chickens use long through troughs, automatic feeding is fed by feeders and chain feeders, flat chickens can use this feeding method, and feed buckets can also be used. Chicks should use shallow pans of feed. The shape of the trough affects whether the feed can be fully utilized. The trough is too shallow, and there is no edge protection, which will cause more feed waste. When one side of the trough is higher and the slope is larger, it can prevent the chicken from throwing the feed out of the trough when eating. The size of the trough should be set according to the size of the chicken body.

chicken feeder and drinker bucket

5. Egg production equipment

A two-layer laying boxcan be used for raising broiler breeders or laying hens, and one box is provided for every 4 hens, and the height of the upper floor from the ground should not exceed 60 cm. Each nesting box is about 30 cm wide, 30 cm high, and 32-38 cm deep. The two sides and the back of the egg-laying box can be in the form of grids to ensure the air circulation in the egg-laying box and facilitate heat dissipation. There should be a buffer baffle about 8 cm high on the outer edge of the bottom surface to prevent the eggs from rolling off the ground.

6 Manure cleaning equipment

Generally, chicken farms use manual manure removal on a regular basis, and large-scale chicken farms can use mechanical manure removal.

7 Cages

Brooding can use mesh panels or three-dimensional multi-layer brooders; in addition to raising chickens on flat nets, overlapping or stepped cages are often used for rearing chickens, and farmers usually use 60-70 days old to directly transfer to laying hen cages. Production Laying hens are basically raised in cages. At present, there are many domestic manufacturers of chicken cages. You can choose according to the actual situation. The cage area of chickens must be guaranteed.

8 lighting equipment

At present, incandescent lamps (i.e. light bulbs) are generally used for lighting. Many chicken farms have installed timers to automatically control the switch of the light to replace the manual switch light, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the lighting time. Fluorescent tubes can also be used for lighting, and the lamps are directed towards the ceiling so that the light is reflected to the ground through the ceiling. This diffused light is soft and uniform. Lighting with fluorescent lamps can also save electricity.

9 Incubation equipment

Incubation equipment refers to the general term for the items needed in the hatching process, which includes: hatching machine, hatching machine accessories, special items for hatching room, heating equipment, humidifying equipment, and various measurement systems, etc.

10 Disinfection equipment

Agricultural sprayers, air pumps, etc.

11 Immunization and treatment equipment

 Continuous syringes, lancets, etc.

12 beak trimming equipment

  Electric beak trimmer, electric soldering iron, etc.

13 weighing equipment

Spring scales, steelyard scales, electronic scales, etc.

  To create a modern chicken farm, you must not only have modern chicken equipment, but also need a modern farming concept. Modern chicken raising equipment includes: heating equipment, ventilation equipment, water supply equipment, feeding equipment, egg collection equipment, manure cleaning equipment, cages, lighting equipment, etc. The modern breeding concept includes: establish awareness of improved breeds, brooding is equally important, pay attention to daily management, strengthen disinfection, pay attention to feed quality and use less medicine, etc.

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