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Effective anti-cold tips for poultry

According to agricultural information, in the coming time, the weather situation will have many complicated changes, greatly affecting many crops and livestock. The last months of the year are the time when the North and Central of our country enter winter.

The weather will sometimes turn cold, accompanied by drizzle, even severe cold, and prolonged cold affecting the health of many livestock and poultry. Adverse weather is also a good condition for many diseases to arise and develop. Therefore, people need to actively take measures to prevent cold for poultry in order to limit great economic losses. To actively prevent cold for poultry effectively, people take the following measures:

1. Actively strengthen the barn to prevent cold for poultry

Actively reinforce and cover the barn to ensure that the barn is warm enough. Pay attention not to let the barn be drafted by drafts and rain to wet the floor of the cage. People can use a cage with mulch, tarpaulin, or nylon to cover the cage. There should be a nursery for young birds (using infrared light bulbs for heating).

Besides, in cold days, people light more incandescent bulbs to warm poultry. Spread extra litter about 8-10cm high to keep chickens and ducks warm.

Poultry raising with reasonable density. For concentrated farming, 8-10 heads/square meter for meat poultry and 6-8 heads/square meter for egg poultry.

Clean the barn daily. Sanitize, clean the trough of manure, sweep away the food spilled in the barn. Once a week, disinfect, deodorize and disinfect the chicken coop. It should be done on warm sunny days, less cold than the rest of the days.


The chicken coop needs to be airtight (Source: Internet)

2. Prepare enough food

Prepare enough food for cold days. Ensure poultry feed is nutritionally complete and appropriate for their age. Farmers can mix more protein to feed poultry to about 22% from fish meal, soybean meal, etc. For poultry to drink more B.Complex to increase resistance.

Give poultry enough clean, cool water to drink. In addition, it is necessary to add digestive enzymes, multivitamins mixed into drinking water and poultry feed according to the instructions on the product packaging.

Note that the diet ensures a balance of nutrients, sufficient quantity and quality for different subjects and ages of poultry.

3. Measures against cold for other poultry

Actively prevent diseases for poultry by injecting all necessary vaccines. In addition to the avian influenza vaccine, which is periodically injected by the state, people need to pay attention to inject other vaccines such as: avian cholera, gumboro, chicken pox, avian pasteurellosis, … according to the schedule of the animal agency. local medicine to help birds have good immunity to these diseases.

For poultry grazing people, on cold days, it is necessary to release late, lock up early. Maintain stable house temperature, keep poultry according to physiological needs of day, month of age.

A good tip against cold effectively for poultry is to let them smell the smoke of locust fruit periodically every 5-7 days. This way helps the chicken’s nose always open to prevent respiratory diseases effectively.


Equipping poultry with heating light bulbs in winter (Source: Internet)

About 2-3 days, people give chickens diluted garlic juice once. The way to do it is as follows: smash 2-3 raw garlic bulbs and leave them in the air for about 15-20 minutes. Then, mix it with 10-15 liters of water and give it to the chickens to drink. Use the remaining garlic residue to sprinkle around the coop for the birds to smell.

In addition to the above measures to prevent cold for poultry, people need to regularly monitor the status of poultry in order to promptly detect and handle them showing the effects of hunger, cold and disease. Actively update the weather situation by monitoring the forecast to have a reasonable plan for grazing and taking care of poultry. Limit poultry grazing when the outside temperature is below 13 degrees Celsius (especially for small birds).

On cold days, when the cold weather is below 10 degrees Celsius, people should keep poultry in cages and strengthen heating management measures for livestock with infrared light bulbs, incandescent or wood-burning stoves. coal for heating.

If using firewood, rice husk and straw heating methods, people should pay attention to avoid suffocation for poultry. Smoke generated when burning must go through the smoke exhaust pipe to the outside. Using electric stoves, coal stoves must pay attention to fire prevention. To avoid burning poultry, people can make an iron sling like a fish sling on the stove. On the surface of the brooder, cover with a non-flammable roofing sheet to keep the chickens warm.

Pay attention when using incandescent bulbs at night, people cover less light for chickens to sleep easily, avoiding affecting the health of chickens, especially chicks.

Good application of anti-cold measures for poultry will help them not to be attacked by cold and diseases. The above-updated measures are quite simple but extremely effective, people can actively apply them to their livestock in the cold season.

>>> See more: Effective anti-cold tips for cows in winter

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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