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Why do chickens lay fewer eggs in hot weather

Why do chickens lay fewer eggs in hot weather


News briefing: First of all, there are a number of reasons for the drop in egg production, sudden weather, cooling or sudden high temperature will lead to the chickens do not adapt, leading to endocrine disorders, drop in egg production.

First of all, there are a number of reasons for the drop in egg production, sudden weather, cooling or sudden high temperature will lead to the chickens do not adapt, leading to endocrine disorders, drop in egg production. The second is the disease, most of the disease will lead to a drop in the number of eggs, such as Newcastle disease, influenza and so on. The third is feed: In the laying period of chickens suddenly change the chicken feed varieties or feed formula, resulting in intestinal discomfort or nutrition can not keep up with the flock, drop in egg production. Then is the stress: Because the outside appears relatively large environmental factors: for example, set off firecrackers at close range, wild dogs scurrying into the chicken flocks resulting in fright and so on! What about the drop in chicken egg production? 

1. Increase Nutrition in summer when the temperature reaches 25 ° c, the Diet of chickens should be adjusted reasonably, otherwise, the feed intake of chickens will be reduced seriously, and then the egg production of chickens will be reduced. Therefore, in summer high temperature season, it is necessary to add digestible crude protein content in diet and improve the utilization of amino acids. 

2. Adjust feeding time hot weather makes the feed intake of chickens decrease. In summer, because of lower temperature in early and late days, the feed intake of chickens is relatively large. Therefore, in the summer should be appropriate adjustment of chicken feeding time.

3. Proper addition of vitamin C vitamin C can improve the anti-stress ability of chicken flocks. It can be added to laying hens; diet in summer or 0.1% vitamin C in drinking water, at high temperature, adding VC (100 ~ 150 mg/kg) into the feed could significantly increase the thickness and color of eggshell. This will not only maintain and increase egg production, but also increase the chicken's resistance to bacteria and viral disease. 

4. Sufficient, fresh and cool water accounts for about 70% of chicken body composition and is involved in many biochemical reactions in the body and plays a vital role in regulating body temperature. Providing sufficient, safe and cool drinking water to laying hens in summer is essential to keep them healthy and productive. 

5. The density of chicken flocks should be decreased according to the environment temperature, humidity and the type of chicken house. In the hot summer, reduce the density of chicken house as far as possible, which can reduce the production of bad gas in the house, play its production performance, in the production practice is of great significance.