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Reducing the dust in the chicken house is something that chicken farmers must pay attention to and do

Views: 54621     Author: phoenix     Publish Time: 2023-03-16      Origin: Phoenix Breeding Equipment

Respiratory tract disease is one of the most common diseases in chickens. The external cause of chicken respiratory disease is mainly the environment of automatic chicken shed. For example, there is a lot of dust, which can easily induce chicken respiratory diseases. In addition, the dusty  chicken coop will also bring  health threats to the chicken farmers who work in it. Therefore, reducing the dust in the chicken coop is something that chicken farmers must do.


1. Why is there dust in the chicken coop?

Even in a very formal chicken coop in a large-scale chicken farm, dust is unavoidable. Feathers on chickens, feces excreted by chickens, feed eaten by chickens, litter in chicken coops, etc., All generate dust. In some small chicken farms,  chicken coop is still on the dirt floor, and dust is more likely to be generated in this case.


2. What are the hazards of chicken house dust?

1) Cause chicken respiratory diseases

The most common disease in raising chickens is chicken respiratory disease, and there are many reasons for chicken respiratory disease, among which the dust in the chicken house is a major culprit. When there is too much dust in the chicken house, the ventilation of the chicken house or the movement of people will bring up the dust and cause it to float in the air. When the chickens breathe the air, they are easy to inhale the dust and accumulate a large amount on the respiratory mucosa, destroying the activity of the respiratory mucosa, and then cause the chicken respiratory disease.

2) It is the carrier of spreading chicken disease

Dust is the carrier for the spread of chicken disease. It is attached to a large number of pathogenic microorganisms in the dust. Through the continuous inhalation of dust in the respiratory tract by the chickens, the pathogenic microorganisms can be continuously transported to the inflamed part of the body, which will not only seriously cause the body the spread of inflammation at the inflamed site reduces the immunity of the body, seriously affects the effect of vaccines and therapeutic drugs, and indirectly triggers the prevalence of some infectious diseases.


3) Cause lung disease

Chicken house dust is also harmful to the human body. If you work in such a chicken coop for a long time, the dust particles will be inhaled into the lungs. If ammonia gas is inhaled at the same time, it will damage the mucosal system and increase the risk of respiratory infection. Long-term can cause lung disease.

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4) Clogged ventilation system

Dust keeps accumulating in the chicken house, not only on the ground, on the chicken coop, but also on the ventilation equipment of the chicken house. For example, it will accumulate on the exhaust fan, increase the load on the ventilation equipment, corrode the fan blades, increase the cost of electricity, and reduce the service life of the equipment.

3. How should chicken farmers treat dust?

There are times when the generation of house dust is unavoidable. For example, when transferring flocks, catching chickens, collecting eggs, cleaning, etc., Serious dust will be generated. Even if the chicken farmer visits the chicken coop, dust will be generated. Therefore, for dust, chicken farmers should consider the length of time dust is generated and the dust concentration. Here we want to remind chicken farmers that they must wear masks when entering the chicken coop.

Some chicken coops often see cobwebs on the roof, which is because there is more dust. Because spiders like to build their webs in places with a lot of dust and poor air, this is the safest place for their webs. Therefore, chicken farmers can judge the dust in the chicken coop by seeing if there are spider webs in the chicken coop. Of course, this is just a small reference, not absolutely accurate.


4. How to reduce chicken house dust?

1) Atomized water adheres to dust

The chicken farm can intermittently spray clean water into the chicken house according to the diffuse situation of the dust concentration in the air in the chicken house, or combine the spraying of disinfectant in the chicken house to disinfect the chicken house, and use atomized water to adhere to the dust in the air in the chicken house , thereby forming particles with a larger specific gravity and accelerating their sedimentation.

2) Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust

Vacuum cleaners can be purchased, and the breeders regularly clean up the dust on the ground,equipment and chicken coops in the chicken house every day. However, when using a vacuum cleaner to clean up the dust, the operation should be as light as possible, so as not to frighten the chickens in cages due to excessive noise and affect the growth and egg production performance of the chickens.

3) Strengthen the management of litter

Strengthen the management of litter, keep the moisture in the litter not less than 20%, and reduce indoor dust. When using litter, use straw, rice husk and other litter with less dust, and add air humidity can also reduce dust very well. Strengthen ventilation, keep the air inside the house fresh, and reduce the concentration of dust.


4) Reduce stocking density

By reducing the stocking density, the amount of feed, chicken excrement, and the activity of chicken can be reduced, thereby reducing the concentration of dust.

In the process of raising chickens, in order to reduce the incidence of the respiratory tract in in chickens, dust removal and dust prevention are essential. In short, if you want to raise chickens well, you must do these management tasks well.

Scientifically raising chickens is the first element of success, so continuous learning, improving the ability to distinguish right from wrong, and insisting on careful feeding and management of chicken flocks with scientific methods are the first homework that farmers should do at present.

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