In the process of raising chickens , the farmers know that the hens need reasonable illumination, and the natural light often does not achieve good results. Therefore, when the chickens are illuminated, they need to use artificial lighting equipment for artificial replenishment. Reasonable illumination is beneficial to the growth and production performance of laying hens, so it is a very important task. Henan Dingtuo reminds farmers to pay attention to the following four points in addition to the time to light and the number of lighting equipment:


First, the light should be stable: the time of supply the light for the laying hens starts from the age of 19 weeks. When set the light time, it should be increased from short to long, increasing weekly. Half an hour is appropriate. Farmers should pay attention to the fact that when the light is increased to 16 hours a day, it should be kept in stable light, and then the daily light can not be long or short. The best way is to supplement the light every morning and evening.


Second, the intensity should be appropriate: farmers should pay attention to the light intensity of the lighting equipment, Usually the required light intensity is generally 2.7 watts, but the multi-layer chicken cage , so For the bottom group of chickens, it is not easy to feel the light, so it should be improved when setting the light intensity, generally 3.3 to 3.5 watts per square meter.


Third, the illumination should be balanced: the farmers should pay attention when installing the lighting equipment. we suggested that the bulbs installed in the chicken houses of the farmers should be 40 to 60 watts, and then the height of the lamps should be about 2 meters. The distance between each bulb is recommended to be about 3 meters. In addition, farmers should pay attention to the fact that if you need to install more than two rows of bulbs in your house, you should cross them so that the light is balance, the bulbs beside wall , distance should be half of the bulb spacing. Also, be sure to replace the damaged bulb at any time. Wipe the bulb once a week to maintain proper brightness in the house.


Fourth, it is advisable to use red light: There are many kinds of light colors in the lighting equipment. Farmers should pay attention to the different light colors of the lighting equipment when they choose, and the wavelengths are different. Tests have shown that hens under red light have higher egg production rates than hens under other light conditions when other conditions are the same, so we recommends that farmers choose red light equipment.

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Author of this article :  Jiangshan Li from Henan Dingtuo Group 


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