1. Keep warm
In early spring, the temperature difference between morning and evening is large and the weather changes quickly. Chickens are more sensitive to temperature changes, and it’s easy to catch a cold in a low temperature environment for a long time, so be sure to keep warm. You can close doors and windows, hang straw curtains, or use heating methods such as drinking warm water and a stove to stay warm. If you use a coal stove for warmth, be very careful of gas poisoning.
2. Keep ventilated
Ventilation is an important part of the Chinese dream of raising chickens. While keeping warm, it is also necessary to provide ventilation of fresh air in the chicken coop. In spring, the temperature is low and the population density is high. It is often important to pay attention to the insulation of the poultry house and ignore ventilation and ventilation, which will easily lead to air pollution in the poultry house and the breeding of bacteria. Chickens inhale carbon dioxide and other harmful gases for a long time, which can easily lead to a high incidence of colibacillosis, chronic respiratory diseases and other diseases. Therefore, ventilation cannot be ignored.
Spring is the season of recovery of all things, and diseases are no exception, so spring disinfection is especially important. In early spring, the temperature is lower and the frequency of bacterial activity decreases, but the climate is still cold at this time and the resistance of chickens is generally weakened. Therefore, if disinfection is neglected at this time, it is very easy to cause epidemics and cause heavy losses. Therefore, we must pay attention to the disinfection work and not be sloppy.
4. Food nutrition
The spring weather is unstable and the chickens are relatively weak, so it is crucial to improve the nutrient level of the feed. However, different chickens need different nutritional supplements. For example, the protein content of chick feed should be increased by 3-5%, the energy content of feed during the breeding period should be increased appropriately, and middle-aged chickens should supplement their vitamins and certain trace elements.
5. Additional light
The daily lighting time of an adult chicken is between 2 and 5 p.m. The light can promote the metabolism of the chicken and accelerate the growth of the chicken. Therefore, the chicken’s light time should be observed during the breeding process.6. Disease control In spring, chickens are prone to chronic respiratory diseases, bird flu, etc., so it is necessary to do a good job in preventing diseases. chicken diseases. Once the disease is found, it is necessary to take measures as soon as possible.